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Taro Kono appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs
Aug. 21, 2017 | By Amy Robinson | GPS News
Former CGT Pacific Leadership Fellow appointed by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to become the new Minister of Foreign Affairs

Coming home for collaboration
May 16, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As CGT’s first-ever research fellow, Terra Lawson-Remer is bridging research and the real world in the classroom and creating new connections outside of it

Together We Go…
May 2, 2017, by Anthony King and Jarrett Haley, UC San Diego Triton Magazine
Gordon Hanson, Ran Goldblatt and UC San Diego’s Big Pixel Initiative featured

Experiencing the ‘crossroad of the US, Asia and Mexico’
April 20, 2017, by Sarah Pfledderer in GPS News
As part of his Pacific Leadership Fellowship, Enrico Letta derived new impressions of not only the EU-U.S. relationship but also the U.S.-Mexico one

Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map our World
April 10, 2017 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
UC San Diego Research set to transform the way urbanization, growth is studied. Gordon Hanson and Ran Goldblatt featured.

Connecting the dots on the U.S.-Japan relationship
Feb. 21, 2017 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As part of her Pacific Leadership Fellowship, Yoriko Kawaguchi rediscovered the strength of and predicted what’s in store for U.S.-Japan relations

New One UP-Dalisay Professorial Chair at the DECL
Jan. 23, 2017 | A new professorial chair has been established at the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in honor of one of the University’s and country’s most accomplished writers Jose Dalisay, who was also a GCT Pacific Leadership Fellow in 2015.

A Map for Preserving a Sustainable Society
Dec. 16, 2016 | GPS Postdoctoral Scholar Ran Goldblatt quoted in Landsat Science

Big Pixel Initiative Develops Remote Sensing Analysis to Help Map Global Urbanization
Sept. 8, 2016 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
Researchers at University of California San Diego’s Big Pixel Initiative are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization. 

A team effort
July 14, 2016 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As GPS Dean Peter Cowhey serves as interim executive vice chancellor at UC San Diego, GPS is left in good hands of Acting Dean Gordon Hanson and a team of senior faculty members.

Getting the Bigger Picture
May 12, 2016 | By Anthony King | UC San Diego News
Students benefit from invaluable access to satellite imagery through Big Pixel Initiative.

10 NAFTA takeaways to consider in the TPP
April 11, 2016 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
As part of the San Diego Global Forum, PLF Antonio Ortiz-Mena listed 10 lessons we can use from NAFTA in implementing the TPP.

Press Clips: Gordon Hanson and 'The China Shock'
When Gordon Hanson’s paper dropped last month (January 2016), it rattled media regarding free trade with China and what that means for the presidential hopefuls. Here, we list press clips citing the professor in the months that followed.

Putting Google Earth Engine on the map at UC San Diego
Jan. 20, 2016 | By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
Ran Goldblatt brings to GPS more than just his expertise as a geographer and GIS analyst but also a determination to equip students with the latest tools of the trade

Robert Hormats reconnects, reflects at GPS
By Sarah Pfledderer | GPS News
A Q&A with the vice chairman at Kissinger Associates during his Pacific Leadership Fellowship.

Featured Videos

Pacific Leadership Fellow Mauricio Tolmasquim's public talk on "Brazil’s Future as an Energy Superpower"

Pacific Leadership Fellow Enrico Letta's public talk on "San Diego Global Forum: Europe Between Brexit and the Migration Crisis"

Pacific Leadership Fellow Tassaduq Jillani's public talk on "Maintaining an Independent Judiciary in Face of Political Challenges"

Pacific Leadership Fellow Sir Tadataka Yamada's public talk on "Biomedical Research: Lessons from Global Health"

Pacific Leadership Fellow Edna Jaime's public talk on "Thinking Locally: An Alternative Perspective of Public Security in Mexico"

Pacific Leadership Fellow Eric Gan's public talk on "Asian Internet Companies and the Global IT Industry Dynamics"

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