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The GPS Alliance hosts a range of events each year, from awards ceremonies to student panals to lectures by national and international experts. Below are a few of our annual events. Follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date on upcoming events, or contact our development team to learn more.

Judd Fellows Expo

Each October, the annual Judd Fellows Expo gives the returned fellows the opportunity to share photos and stories of their time abroad with family, friends, faculty mentors, and supporters of the fellowships.

Mestenhauser Student Awards Ceremony

The Josef Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization recognizes outstanding student contributions to international education. This award acknowledges important work being done by students at the University of Minnesota to internationalize the curriculum and campus. The Mestenhauser Student Award honors Dr. Josef Mestenhauser, Distinguished International Emeritus Professor, recognizing his long career of advocacy for and commitment to students.

Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture

The China Center's annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- China Bridges Lecture features high-profile speakers who are experts in a wide range of timely and critical China-related topics, from economics and business to culture and politics.

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