ABOUT US

Since its inception, GPS has enjoyed a distinguished reputation as a nexus of North American, Latin American, and the Asia-Pacific regions. In an increasingly globalized society, no policymaker or institution can bring about effective change without welcoming an open exchange of ideas and research from around the world. The faculty at GPS pushes future leaders and policymakers to do just this. Our students connect with their peers, share information and ideas, cooperate across institutional boundaries and, most importantly, find concrete solutions to international problems. It is for these reasons that our student leaders created International Policy Solutions. Although their own work focuses on Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions, the journal staff is committed to fostering an open exchange of ideas, opinions and research from their peers.


This blog is the web presence of our journal. We hope to contribute to the dialogue by providing a space for students to propose policy solutions to international issues, discuss current affairs, and illuminate areas of study that require further research. For comments or questions, e-mail us at jips@ucsd.com

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

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Ziqra I. Raza

Editor-in-Chief

Ziqra is a second-year Master of International Affairs candidate specializing in International Environmental Governance and Southeast Asia. She holds a B.S in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Global and International studies from the University of California, Davis. She is interested in the nexus of renewable technologies and policy-making at the global scale.

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Emerson Xu

Managing Director

Emerson is a second-year Master of International Affairs candidate specializing in international politics with a regional focus on China. He holds a certificate in Chinese language teaching at an undergraduate institution in China. He is interested in the philosophy of law, political science, military strategy, and global history. 

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Anthony T. Nguyen

Director of Communications

Anthony is a second-year Master of International Affairs candidate specializing in international politics with a regional focus on Korea. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. He is interested in doing research regarding the role of propaganda and personality cults in authoritarian regimes. 

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Chau Pham

Director of Finance

Chau is a second-year Master of International Affairs candidate specializing in international development, nonprofit management, and Southeast Asia. She holds a B.A. in International Business from UC San Diego and is interested in equitable policymaking and development strategy.