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Policy Laboratories


Watch Peter Cowhey's presentation at the November 17th Founder's Day Symposium (24 min.)

Click here to watch the entire Symposium.

As UC San Diego enters its 51st year – a new era of innovation – collaboration among the campus senior academic leaders have created bold new plans for interdisciplinary initiatives to shape the campus's future in education and research.

UC San Diego Founders' Celebration

Peter Cowhey, Dean of IR/PS, spoke at the Founders' Symposium on November 17, 2011. He outlined how our world-class faculty at IR/PS and colleagues across Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering can collaborate on creating Policy Laboratories to design and evaluate policies addressing some of the world's most significant challenges. The world is now fully recognizing the truth of the premise on which we built IR/PS—the 21st Century will be the Pacific Century. The Policy Labs will further assure that we are a center of thought and education about how the destiny of the Pacific can enrich all of the human community. Click here to view PowerPoint.

Check back to learn about this new initiative as it gets underway. In the meantime, we invite you to view the first installment in a series discussing UC San Diego new strategic initiatives.