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Based at GPS, we are shaping tomorrow’s leaders. The addresses the crucial societal challenges of the 21st century. The School’s pioneering research builds on internationally recognized expertise of the Americas and Asia, integrates analysis of public policy and markets, and explores global issues of conflict and cooperation. Leveraging our West Coast location and UC San Diego’s renowned programs in science and technology, GPS develops new analytic tools with real-world applications, while rigorously training the next generation of global leaders. Through collaborations across campus and counterparts around the globe, GPS shapes cutting-edge solutions for a transforming world.

Professor Barry Naughton

GPS launched a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree program: the Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA). Students work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China. This professional degree allows students to combine rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S.

The center also supports the development of future leaders through the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program for Chinese and American students every summer.


Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

Teaching Resources

Fellowships and Opportunities

China Focus

Youth Program