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GPS faculty are deeply committed to policy engagement. Discover featured news and media mentions related to our research and policy topical areas listed below.
It’s time for the City of San Diego to talk trash
As part of Kate Ricke's quantitative policy analysis class this spring, MPP students explored alternatives to the City of San Diego's ineffective waste management policies, which they translated into an op-ed for the Voice of San Diego. The students write that current waste policies are a drain on general funds, unequipped to meet the city’s zero-waste goals and an unfair burden on those who are excluded. Voice of San Diego
Trump, Bolton and the botched coup attempt in Venezuela
In an authored opinion piece, Richard Feinberg examines a chapter from John Bolton's explosive new book, "The Room Where It Happened," that has garnered little media attention. Feinberg dives deep into Bolton's perspective, revealing a deeply flawed bureaucratic process in Venezuela. Brookings
New network to examine socio-political challenges posed by illicit poppy crops in Mexico
The Mexico Opium Network, a first-of-its-kind international effort, will seek to shed light on the economic weight of opium in Mexico in an effort to combat the global opioid crisis. A key partner in the network will be the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, headed by  Rafael Fernández de Castro . UC San Diego News Center . See also: KPBS, KUSI, Times of San Diego, Fox 5 San Diego, East County Magazine, Patch, ScienceBlog
June 23, 2020, David Victor quoted in Treehugger

June 24, 2020, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register

July 1, 2020, Jennifer Burney mentioned in UC San Diego News Center

June 29, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The Atlantic

June 30, 2020, Jennifer Burney quoted in National Geographic
June 19, 2020, Gaurav Khanna quoted in American Bazaar Online

June 19, 2020, Gaurav Khanna quoted in Cato at Liberty
June 19, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The Hour
See also: Bloomberg Quint

June 19, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in the South China Morning Post

June 22, 2020, Stephan Haggard quoted in The Cato Institute

June 24, 2020, Stephan Haggard authored opinion in The National Interest

June 30, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in The Diplomat

July 1, 2020, Stephan Haggard co-authored opinion in The Peninsula

July 1, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in the South China Morning Post
June 26, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)

June 29, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro quoted in Bloomberg News
See also: Financial Post

June 30, 2020, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies mentioned in the San Diego Union-Tribune