The Global Policy Series is Susan's incredibly popular ongoing informational series where constituents get to pose the questions to the experts on the pressing issues and events of the day. Congress holds hearings regularly on federal policy and invites experts in their fields to testify before congressional committees. With the Global Policy Series, the people are the ones asking the questions. 

Prior to each event, Susan surveys her constituents on a possible topic to gauge their interest. Once a topic is chosen, speakers are invited to give presentations and then the discussion is opened up to the audience. These events are a hot-ticket item with hundreds of people attending.  

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Upcoming Global Policy Series Events:

There are no upcoming Global Policy Series events scheduled at this time.  Please register for Susan's E-News to be notified when another event is announced.

Past Global Policy Series Events:

Confronting Climate Impacts on Security, the Economy, and Our Lives - June 15, 2019


Dr. Clarissa Anderson, Executive Director of the Southern California Coastal Observing System (SCCOOS)


Dr. Mark Merrifield, Director of the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dr. Walter Oechel, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology at San Diego State University
Commander (ret.) David Slayton, Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Dr. Kate Ricke, Assistant Professor in the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego

Cyber - March 23, 2019


Rear Admiral (ret.) Kenneth Slaght, President of the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE)


Shirley Adams, Regional Vice-President of AFCEA and Executive Director of CyberTech
Eric Basu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sentek Global
Dr. Mark Heckman, Professor of Practice in Cyber Security Engineering and Technology Program at the University of San Diego
Brian Marsh, Assistant Chief Engineer, Certification and Mission Assurance at SPAWAR

U. S. - China Relations - October 20, 2018


Dr. Susan Shirk, research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center at the School


Dr. Lei Guang,professor at San Diego State University
Dr. Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the School
Dr. Tai Ming Cheung is the director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the leader of IGCC’s Minerva project

U. S. - Russia Relations - July 28, 2018


Dr. Susan Shirk, research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center in UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy


Dr. Mikhail Alexseev, professor at San Diego State University in the Political Science Department and internationally recognized authority on post-Soviet Russia
Dr. Philip Roeder, specialist on the politics of the Soviet successor states and a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of California, San Diego
Dr. Erik Gartzke’s, professor in the Political Science Department at the University of California, San Diego whose primary area of study involves the impact of information and institutions on war and peace 

Understanding the North Korea Crisis - April 23, 2018


Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow, Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, and faculty member at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University


Dr. Siegfried Hecker, internationally recognized expert in plutonium science, global threat reduction, and nuclear security
Dr. Lei Guang, Director of the 21st Century China Center at UCSD
Dr. Allen Greb, professor at San Diego State University and is the Faculty Advisor for the International Security and Conflict Resolution department at SDSU
Dr. Tai Ming Cheung, Director of UCSD’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

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