The Revelle Medal, created in honor of Roger Revelle, one of UC San Diego's founding figures, was revived by Chancellor Pradeep Khosla in 2013 to honor the contributions of current and former faculty members. In addition to her many other contributions to the university, Shirk directed the University of California system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation from 1992 to 1997 and again from 2006 to 2012. Shirk founded and continues to lead the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, an unofficial forum for discussions of security issues.
The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) addresses global challenges to peace and prosperity through academically rigorous, policy-relevant research, training, and outreach on international security, economic development, and the environment.
IGCC brings scholars together across social science and lab science disciplines to work on topics such as regional security, nuclear proliferation, innovation and national security, development and political violence, emerging threats, and climate change.
As the University of California’s system-wide institute on international security, IGCC convenes expert researchers across UC campuses and the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, along with U.S. and international policy leaders, to develop solutions and provide insights on many of the most profound global security challenges.