Past Events and Programming

Browse through past events that GPI has hosted — including crisis briefings, roundtables and panels.

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Fall 2021 Calendar

COP26 at Catalina: Student Research Opportunities in Environmental StudiesStudents on Prof. Shannon Gibson’s research team will talk about their research on the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26.

At USC’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies this month, students traveled to Catalina Island and researched the world summit’s impact on climate change mitigation. Specifically, the students looked at COP26 and climate justice through the lens of social justice.

Learn about their research and other ways to get involved in climate change, diplomacy and global affairs research.
5:30 p.m.RRI 101
GPI Career Talk: U.S. Department of State and U.S.-China RelationsThe USC Global Policy Institute is excited to invite all USC students to a GPI Career Talk with Travis Glynn.
Learn about a career for the U.S. Department of State from Travis Glynn, a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and hear him talk about his pathway to holding a position within the government. All majors and years are invited to attend this panel and Q&A.
5:00 p.m.SOS B40
Careers in International Relations: Grad School, PhDs and AcademiaThe USC Global Policy Institute is excited to invite all USC students, faculty and staff to a professional development panel on pursuing graduate school, PhD programs and careers in academia.

Learn about the application process, being a strong applicant, pursuing a PhD or master’s degree and different career paths in academia within political science and international relations. All majors and years are invited to attend this panel and Q&A.
5:00 p.m.SOS B40
The Global Assault on Freedom of the PressReporters Without Borders (RSF) labeled 2020 as, “a decisive decade for journalism, exacerbated by coronavirus.” With democratic backsliding, civil unrest and economic turmoil taking place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists have heightened responsibility and importance.

Join us for a discussion on the role of journalists and the important of media freedom in today’s world. We will be joined virtually by Stephanie Sugars, a senior reporter from the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.
4:00 p.m.SOS B40
Social Sciences Senior Advice PanelAs part of our professional development series, the USC Global Policy Institute invites all USC students to a senior student panel! If you’re interested in hearing from seniors studying political science, international relations, public diplomacy, economics and intelligence and cyber operations, join us on Tuesday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m. in SOS B40.

Students will network with a few USC seniors who will be discussing their professional and academic experiences at USC, in Washington D.C. and across the world!

If you can’t join us in person, join us over Zoom here.
5:30 P.M.SOS B40
What Comes Next in AfghanistanA crisis briefing on the end of America’s longest war

Join us for a discussion on the political and humanitarian consequences of U.S. withdrawal, how we got here and what recent developments mean for the future of Afghanistan — in terms of everything from migration to human rights.

GPI is joined by Sonila Sonila and Steve Swedlow. Prof. Sonila will join GPI via video from Kyrgyzstan, where she is currently based. Prof. Swerdlow will be with students in person to moderate discussion.
6:00 P.M.SOS B40

Past Crisis Briefings & Current Event Seminars

Watch Past Webinars

Virtual Alumni Chat | Jeff Levine Discusses Princeton in
Africa and International Consultin

Virtual Alumni Chat | Ken Sofer Discusses the International Rescue Committee and Entering the NGO Field