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Susan Shirk at IGCC event

Upcoming Events

The Opportunities and Pitfalls of Legalizing Drugs: Lessons from California
Aug. 27, 2020 
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST

Hosted by the U.S.-Mexico Center and funded by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, speakers Rafael Fernández (UCSD), Vanda Felbab Brown (Brookings), Catalina Pérez Correa (Center for Research and Teaching of Economics) discuss California’s experience legalizing drugs and implications for Mexico’s War on Drugs.

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POSTPONED: UC Conference on Global Challenges to Peace and Prosperity

The UC Conference on Global Challenges to Peace and Prosperity, previously scheduled for May 9, 2020, is currently postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. We are still accepting abstracts, however, and will contact participants as soon as a new date has been determined. The conference will examine the complex range of issues in our fast-evolving global environment, ranging from Food Security, Human Security, Global Health, Nontraditional and Emerging Threats; Terrorism and Political Violence; Cybersecurity; Energy and Environmental Security; Global Environmental and Health Cooperation; Nuclear Nonproliferation; and Geo-economics and the Political Economy of Security.

Email your abstracts to: igcc-cp@ucsd.edu

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POSTPONED: Human Security, Violence, and Trauma: Psychological Responses and Political Impacts of Conflict
University of California, Berkeley 

The Human Security, Violence, and Trauma conference, funded by the IGCC Academic Conference grant, is currently postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. We are still accepting abstracts, however, and will contact participants as soon as a new date has been determined. The event will bring together researchers from various disciplines—including political science, psychology, neuroscience, and public health—and practitioners working in the field for a two-day seminar on the implications of conflict and forced migration. It will provide an opportunity to create connections and spark conversations across fields in previously underexplored ways, offering theoretical, methodological and practical insights into vital questions of conflict recurrence and peace stability, with the goal of advancing scholarship and informing policy on how living through war impacts human behavior.


Past Events

IGCC research informs national policy challenges through workshops, talks and briefings and provides opportunities to engage the wider community of scholars, students and the public. Below are featured past events.

University of California Conference on International Cooperation

Feb. 28, 2020

The University of California Conference on International Cooperation (UCCIC) is an annual conference that brings together International Relations scholars from across UC campuses to discuss research in progress, share ideas, and provide mentorship for junior International Relations scholars at UC institutions.

Founded in 2016, UCCIC aims to cultivate a community of scholars who work in areas such as international security, foreign policy, international political economy and international organizations, to increase academic dialogue across UC campuses, and to support the next generation of International Relations scholars. All IR scholars from UC institutions are invited to attend the conference.

Since 2019, UCCIC has been organized in cooperation with the IGCC, which has provided generous funding to make the conference possible.

The fifth annual UCCIC will be hosted by UC Riverside on Feb. 28, 2020. Contact Jana Grittersova for details.

View the agenda

Past UCCIC events:
2016: UC Los Angeles (PDF)
2017: UC Santa Barbara (PDF)
2018: UC San Diego (PDF)
2019: UC Berkeley (PDF)

Security for Israel and her Neighbors: Challenges and Opportunities

Nov. 11, 2019
Speaker: Tzipi Livni, former Israeli foreign minister deputy prime minister

Conflict and tensions in the Middle East have reached their highest point in years. Tensions and the risk of confrontation are growing between the U.S. and Iran, as well as between Iran and U.S. regional allies. An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in the foreseeable future seems exceedingly unlikely, nor is there a credible process for reaching one. Chronic violence and suffering in Syria have killed more than 250,000 people, fueling radicalization and refugee flight. And the U.S. withdrawal from the region has sent a troubling message to its allies, leaving the future uncertain. 

At this year’s lecture, Tzipi Livni, former Israeli foreign minister deputy prime minister, reflected on whether increased tensions in the region can help create new opportunities for peace and stability. She explored, in particular, the threats Israel faces that may threaten an already fragile status quo.

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