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For her enduring support of GPS and perseverance to address wrongs on the international stage, Tamar Koosed '09, is GPS's 2017 Outstanding Alumna. Learn how, via her nonprofit Save the Syrian Children, she is shipping life-saving medical supplies to a civil war-ravaged area that even large aid organizations write off as untouchable. And discover the ways in which GPS equipped her with the skills and network to pursue entrepreneurship, plus how she pays it forward today as the founder of Manaus Consulting.   Read more >>    
Positively  competing against each other
Motivated by impactful internships of their own, GPS alumni rallied around the School's first-ever class fundraising competition to amass more than $17,500 for its Summer Internship Fund. Get a glimpse at who participated, and hear from current students who have benefitted from alumni giving.   Read more >>
2017 Destination GPS: Digging into the outings
The School returned its annual Destination GPS series in 2017, bringing GPS to alumni's hometowns on the East and West Coasts. See via videos, photos and social media posts where faculty, students and staff wound up along the way and what went down at the alumni engagements.
Stephan Haggard hones in on 'Hard Target'
From headlines to bylines and airtime, Stephan Haggard often serves as the world's go-to source for making sense of developments on the Korean Peninsula. And now our professor has penned his policymaking perspectives into a new book. In time for its release this month, we connected with him for a Q&A on the manuscript that captures the effects of sanctions and inducements on North Korea. Read more >>
Spring 2017: 5 ways to get involved with GPS
Beyond the basics of joining your regional club and subscribing to the School's e-newsletters, peruse five timely ways to get involved and stay connected to the School this quarter, from submitting nominations for the GPS Alumni Board to attending the GPS and ISP Alumni Weekend Reunion and helping to increase our visibility. Read more >>
Seattle Alumni Club...
reconnected with Associate Professor Victor Shih over drinks at the Carlile Room on Feb. 21, opening discussions into his research and welcoming a few new faces to the club. 
Miami Alumni Club...
ended a workweek with classmates at a happy hour on Feb. 24, reminiscing from the Atlantic Coast about their education on the West Coast.

Washington, D.C., Alumni Club...
welcomed Professors David Victor and Barbara F. Walter to town on March 14, enjoying plenty of good company and several stimulating conversations. 
Los Angeles Alumni Club...
got together for a couple of happy hours this spring, including on March 14 and April 11. 
Bay Area Alumni Club...
commemorated Earth Month with a tree planting in Oakland on April 1, channelling its alma mater's commitment to sustainability, environmentalism and taking actions against the threat of climate change.
Tokyo Alumni Club...
joined Professor Ulrike Schaede for a get-together at Commune 2nd on April 13, an event which drew alumni with pursuits spanning consulting, entrepreneurship, government, banking and more.

Seoul Alumni Club...
met up among fellow UC San Diego alumni at the UC San Diego Alumni Connect event in Seoul on April 19, providing opportunities for networking and for learning about careers outside of their own.
San Diego Alumni Club: Mixer at Rough Draft
May 25, 2017 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) | Register

Seoul Alumni Club: Happy hour in Itaewon (restaurant TBA)
May 26, 2017 (7 p.m.) | RSVP

Washington, D.C., Alumni Club: Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres 
May 27, 2017 (4:05 p.m.) | RSVP

UC San Diego Alumni Weekend
June 8-11, 2017 | Register

GPS and ISP Alumni Weekend Reunion
June 10, 2017 | Register by June 2

Minneapolis Alumni Club: APSIA gathering at Town Hall Brewery
June 11, 2017 (3-4:30 p.m.) | RSVP by June 4

Washington, D.C. Alumni Club: Summer gathering at Beacon Sky Bar
June 17, 2017 (4-6 p.m.) |  RSVP

Submit a class note today
GPS alumni are stretched all over the globe. This sometimes can make it hard to stay in touch with your classmates, which is why we seek to keep you connected with class notes. Tell us where you've been and what you're doing now with a one- to two-sentence update. These can be purely professional, celebrate personal milestones or both!
Hirokazu Abe, MPIA '14, is a project manager for the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Debito Arudou, MPIA '91, a lecturer at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, had a chapter on Japanese media published in Jeff Kingston, Ed., "Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan."

Henrique Fialho Barbosa, MIA '16, a research analyst at International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., is doing a lot of macroeconomics research -- mostly empirical -- on Brazil and Bolivia and applying everything he learned at GPS.

Adam Cohen, MAS-IA '16, relocated to San Francisco to work as a deployment specialist for an exciting startup called Parsable.

Maura Deignan, MPIA '13, a William J. Clinton Fellow for Service in India at the American India Foundation, is currently serving as a volunteer for a grassroots child rights organization called Shaishav.

Xu (Monica) Han, MPIA '13, relocated from Beijing to Paris, working as a program assistant at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization headquarters, with her experience collected from a think tank and a transnational corporation in China.

Jay Harriman, MPIA '07, is a senior director at BowerGroupAsia in Bangkok, specializing in public policy and government affairs consulting for Fortune 500 firms.

Jiun-Da Lin, MPIA '15, is a Ph.D. student at University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

Chenhao Liu, MPIA '13, is a junior professional officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Cairo -- the only recent GPS graduate serving in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Lizzy Sung, MPIA '15, is a coordinator at in Taipei, Taiwan.
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