Making a Global Shift

“This name change aligns with UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan goals to work collaboratively across disciplines to solve global challenges.” – Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla points to the new signage on UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy building.

The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) has a new name, effective July 1 – the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS).  The new name reflects the increasingly broadened scope of the school’s research impact worldwide.  GPS held a reception last Friday to celebrate the name change and to announce a $4 million gift from Joan and Irwin Jacobs to transform and expand the school’s Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies into the Center for Global Transformation.  The Center supports the school’s new and expanded trajectory, and will focus on understanding and quantifying the consequences of global economic changes and technological growth.

Dr. Irwin Jacobs talks about the Center for Global Transformation.

GPS Dean Peter Cowhey talks about the school's strategic direction.