Feb. 1 – 14, 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.
New Democratic Climate Council formed
Jennifer Burney was appointed to the new Democratic Party eight-person internal council on the climate crisis. The council’s mandate is to start assembling a list of policy goals for the Democrats’ main party to ratify at its presidential nominating convention in Milwaukee this July . HuffPost See also: AsumeTech
Race is a dominant factor in shaping U.S. elections
Zoltan Hajnal discusses in his new book "Dangerously Divided” some of the consequences of a racially divided country. After the 2016 presidential election, many political analysts pointed to class as the driving force that led to President Trump's victory, but the book suggests race, not class, is the dominant factor shaping who wins and loses elections in the U.S. KPBS
An unexpected move in the Hubei Province
Susan Shirk comments on how Xi Jinping's ousting of two top Communist Party officials from the province at the center of the coronavirus epidemic is “gutsy” at a time when support for the system is likely at an all-time low because it failed to protect people’s lives. The New York Times
Feb. 10, 2020, Uma Karmarkar quoted in Prevention Magazine
Feb. 6, 2020, Zoltan Hajnal featured in UC San Diego News
See also: YubaNet
Jan. 30, 2020, David Victor quoted in The Washington Post

Feb. 7, 2020, David Victor quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune

Feb. 7, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in Fortune

Feb. 8, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The New York Times
See also: Hot Air

Feb. 9, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in BingePost 

Feb. 11, 2020, Victor Shih cited in Global Voices

Feb. 12, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in Yahoo News Australia

Feb. 12, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in Yahoo Finance

Feb. 12, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The New York Times

Feb. 12, 2020, David Victor quoted in Grist

Feb. 13, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The Guardian
Feb. 12, 2020, Joshua Graff Zivin and Elizabeth Lyons featured in UC San Diego News

Feb. 13, 2020, Joshua Graff Zivin and Elizabeth Lyons featured in Brookings Institution
Jan. 28, 2020, Stephan Haggard authored for The Peninsula

Jan. 29, 2020, Stephan Haggard authored for The Peninsula

Feb. 1, 2020, China Forum event featured on China Plus (Chinese - Video)

China, U.S. should enhance strategic coordination on world views, says Chinese ambassador
Feb. 2, 2020, China Forum event featured on Xinhua ( English ) ( Chinese )

China, U.S. should enhance strategic coordination: Ambassador
Feb. 3, 2020, China Forum event featured on China Plus ( English ) ( Chinese )
Feb. 5, 2020, Cecilia Farfan-Mendez at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies quoted in World Politics Review

Feb. 7, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)

Feb. 14, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)