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2013 Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Training Program

The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation is beginning to recruit participants for our 2013 Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Training Program which will take place at UCSD August 4-22, 2013.  Please find more information about this training by visiting: 

CGIRS is the campus program parter of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC)

Questions should be directed to IGCC Programs Manager, Laura Martin at:
Laura Martin
Programs Manager
Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC)
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0518
La Jolla, CA 92093-0518
phone: 858-534-2990

TALK by Michael L. Ross

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Professor Michael L. Ross, a UCSC alumnus and author of The Oil Curse:  How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations (Princeton 2012) will give a talk on "The Past and Future of the Oil Curse" on Thursday, February 7th, 4-6pm.   Location: College Eight Multi-purpose room (Red Room)

For updated information please contact

WORKSHOP with Susanne Freidberg

Professor Susanne Freidberg of Dartmouth College 

will be visiting the campus on February 19th 

to workshop a paper entitled "Footprint Technopolitics"

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 which discusses her recent research on the metrics of Life Cycle Analysis. The workshop will take place on February 19th from 12-1:30pm in Social Sciences 1, room 261. 

A graduate of the UC Berkeley Geography Department, Dr. Freidberg is one of the country's most eminent food scholars. She is the author of two widely acclaimed books, Fresh: A Perishable History (Harvard, 2009) and French Beans and Food Scares: Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age (Oxford, 2004), along with many articles. She has received support for her research from the Mellon Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.

Please note that this is a workshop and not a talk. We will be circulating her paper in advance of the workshop and expect those attending to have read it and come prepared to discuss it. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Lisa Nishioka at who will let you know how to access the paper.


WORKSHOP on "Multi-Scalar and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches towards Equitable Water Governance"

On February 21-23, 2013, CGIRS Associate Directors Flora Lu and Ben Crow will host a NSF workshop on "Multi-scalar and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches towards Equitable Water Governance.

The fundamental goal of this workshop is to examine and understand the dimensions of equity in regard to water use, access, and decision-making processes through the development of a multi-scalar and cross-disciplinary theoretical framework. 

SYMPOSIUM Critical Nutrition

On March 8, 2013, the Knowing Food research Cluster will hold a conference on Critical Nutrition. 

Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies
Tel: 831.459.2833

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