May 23 June 5, 2020

GPS faculty are deeply committed to policy engagement. Discover featured news and media mentions related to our research and policy topical areas listed below.
Visa restrictions likely to further hurt the economy
Gaurav Khanna explains that many high-skill workers who are foreign-born have lost their jobs, and new visa restrictions mean that many will have to leave the country soon. This could lead to a scarcity of high-skilled professionals once the U.S. crisis abates, stalling economic recovery. UC San Diego News Center
Why South Korea stands out in the current battle against COVID-19
Munseob Lee ’s research shows that South Korea’s strategy of disclosing coronavirus infection information publicly was effective in changing citizens’ behavior to drive down the rate of infection, without government-imposed lockdowns. UC San Diego News Center. See also: UC Newsroom, Medical Xpress, Outbreak News Today, Science Daily, MD Linx, France 24, Science Magazine, San Diego Biotech Network
As the reputation of the U.S. suffers in China, fewer people are willing to voice support for American ideals
China is seizing on the unrest in the U.S. over protests against police violence to tout the strength of its authoritarian system. Susan Shirk discusses the effect that widely-circulated propaganda displaying the “double standards” of the U.S. is having on Chinese citizens. The New York Times. See also: Money Control, FirstPost
May 26, 2020, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register

May 29, 2020, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register
May 22, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in Marketplace

May 22, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The Washington Post

May 23, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The New York Times

May 24, 2020, Susan Shirk interviewed on Bloomberg News

May 27, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The New York Times

May 27, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in the American Journal of Transportation

May 28, 2020, Victor Shih quoted on CBS News

May 28, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The Atlantic

May 31, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The Wall Street Journal
May 27, 2020, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies mentioned in InSight Crime

May 29, 2020, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies mentioned in the Dallas Morning News

May 29, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)

June 2, 2020, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies mentioned in UC San Diego News Center