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The mission of the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy is to advance global economic cooperation by building bridges between the worlds of commerce and diplomacy. We fulfill our mission through rigorous academic research, by harnessing our network and convening industry leaders, policymakers and scholars to engage in constructive dialogue on pressing global economic issues. We cover topics such as global supply chains, climate and trade and trade and labor markets. The center is based at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy.

In our view, international trade and foreign investment are engines of economic prosperity and peace. Yet we also recognize the need to ensure fairness in the structure of global cooperation, sustainability and respect for security objectives. Diplomacy is the key to creating a shared language to accomplish these aims.

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Center for Commerce and Diplomacy Case Statement


CDD works to foster academic exchange and comparative research from across UC San Diego as well as leading institutions around the globe. A number of multiyear research projects are underway, providing original, timely and policy-relevant scholarship on commercial diplomacy.

About GPS

GPS addresses the crucial societal challenges of the 21st century. The School’s pioneering research builds on internationally recognized expertise of the Americas and Asia, integrates analysis of public policy and markets, and explores global issues of conflict and cooperation. Leveraging our West Coast location and UC San Diego’s renowned programs in science and technology, GPS develops new analytic tools with real-world applications, while rigorously training the next generation of global leaders. Through collaborations across campus and counterparts around the globe, GPS shapes cutting-edge solutions for a transforming world.