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USC/Pacific Council on International Policy

Los Angeles, CA, USA
About Us

Building the capacity of Los Angeles and California to have impact on global issues, discourse, and policy.

Under these guiding statements, the Pacific Council aims to become a distinctive 21st century thought leader on global affairs and to generate commitment to global engagement in Los Angeles.


The Pacific Council focuses on:

  • Building the capacity of individuals and organizations in Los Angeles to become global affairs champions; we’ll do this through leadership development, community engagement, and idea incubation;
  • Developing community partnerships with public and private institutions to create a network of global affairs actors and amplify our collective impact;
  • Cultivating expertise on issues where our city adds value and is poised to make a difference on a global scale.

We are developing programs that draw a closer connection between local community experience and international issues. These topics include but are not limited to migration, inequality, climate, trade, culture and entertainment, and more.