Feb. 15 – 28, 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.
Advising California’s governor on economic issues
Renee Bowen is named to California’s new economic council to advise Governor Gavin Newsom on wide-ranging economic issues, deepening relationships between the Administration and academic researchers to keep California moving toward an economy that is inclusive, resilient and sustainable. Office of the Governor . See also: Times of San Diego , Lake County News, Fox 5 San Diego
Sanders faces scrutiny for history of praising communist, socialist governments
Richard Feinberg discusses how Bernie Sanders appeared to have had “a rather simplistic” view of the developing world, as well as an overly rosy assessment of Nicaragua’s leaders. The Washington Post. See also: Anchorage Daily News .
Bloomberg uses biology to gain ground in the polls
What happens within a human’s brain when they are seemingly inundated by political advertisements? Uma Karmarkar discusses how being exposed to new information over and over again does, among other things, make it easier to recall. It’s a consumer psychology phenomenon referred to as top-of-mind awareness and it’s possible that’s part of the reason Bloomberg has been rising in the polls lately.  Slate
Feb. 23, 2020, Barbara Walter cited in HSToday
Feb. 14, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in Herald-Mail Media

Feb. 16, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Feb. 17, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in Yahoo News
See also:  The Straits Times

Feb. 17, 2020, David Victor quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune
See also: AviationPros

Feb. 18, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The National Interest Online

Feb. 19, 2020, Victor Shih cited in Fairfield Mirror

Feb. 22, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The New York Times

Feb. 23, 2020, Barry Naughton cited in Financial Times (subscription required)

Feb. 26, 2020, Susan Shirk cited in The Hill
Feb. 12, 2020, Joshua Graff Zivin and Elizabeth Lyons featured in Pys.org
Feb. 20, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro quoted on NBC 7 San Diego

Feb. 21, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)