The Global Policy Institute is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and community education institute at the University of Southern California. We focus on university programs that involve faculty, students, policymakers and members of the public.
Our institute focuses on global issues and hosts programs that involve faculty, graduate and undergrad students, policy-makers and members of the public.
Meet the Fellows
Fellows are students passionate about international relations. Our fellows have studied and worked all over the world and come from diverse backgrounds.
GPI has compiled resources that can aid students interested in international relations and foreign affairs in their professional and academic development.
Browse through active internship, fellowship and professional opportunities through our resource page
GPI fellows have compiled a list of live opportunities for students interested in pursuing career paths or professional opportunities in the field of foreign affairs and international relations.
Learn about how to submit your work to GPI or other undergraduate research journals and outlets
Interested in writing about foreign affairs or publishing your research? We’ve compiled a list of publishing opportunities at USC and other universities across the U.S. You can also review GPI’s submission instructions.
Our fellows work to develop programming that brings together faculty, students and policymakers to discuss key global challenges. From crisis briefings to panels, from professional development events to our monthly book club, the Global Policy Institute aims to create an environment that promotes community education and informed understanding.
This briefing invites students, faculty and staff to join USC faculty member and post-Soviet space expert Robert English for a virtual discussion on the Russo-Ukrainian conflict as a follow-up to our first crisis briefing.
Recent Editorial Work
Global Policy Institute fellows draft articles each week on global issues and challenges. Fellows choose topics of interest to them related to traditional and human security, economics, the environment, technology, international organizations and global institutions.
Read more of our work here.
Putin’s war on democracy played a role in the CSTO’s decision to deploy troops in Kazakhstan. With the invasion of Ukraine, did experts miss early signs of Putin’s resolve to act on threats?
While the world is preoccupied with Russia, another unpredictable adversary is acting up under the radar.
The EU is being asked to confront its dependency on Russian gas and oil.
Health, labor and environmental concerns must be addressed.
The NPF promised safety and delivered violence. What does #EndSARS tells us about the future of policing in Nigeria?
Conservative MPs call for Johnson’s resignation after details from a COVID-unsafe party were revealed.
The world is looking to Ethiopia to end the civil war in light of new sanctions and humanitarian concerns.
The vaccine is a medical breakthrough, but challenges with distribution and outcomes continue to cause concern.
“At USC, we help shine a light on global problems and bring those conversations to campus.”
“GPI gives me the opportunity to apply my studies and deepen my understanding of global affairs.
“GPI bridges the gap between complex global policy problems and student-led discussions.”
Looking for ways to get involved? Join us!
We recruit a new class of fellows at the start of each semester. Our spring semester application is not yet live. However, you can find more information about our application process.