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The Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD) is based at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS). Under the leadership of Director Renee Bowen, CCD is designed to bring together the worlds of academic inquiry for the advancement of worldwide peace and prosperity.

2019 Highlights (PDF)


Our mission is to produce high-quality research that informs government and business leaders about the challenges and institutions of international commercial diplomacy in a changing world. CCD’s core mission is to:

  • Promote and disseminate research that addresses modern commercial diplomacy
  • Develop and maintain a network of business and government leaders to help shape policy
  • Support educational training through certificate and executive education programs
  • Create a hub for exchange and collaboration through conferences, workshops and events


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.