Oct 27Minorities and Terror Attack in Bangladesh: A Roundtable Discussion Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
The grim list of those who have fallen victim to attacks by Islamist militants in Bangladesh is growing ever diverse. Secular bloggers, academics, gay rights activists, and members of religious minorities including Shia, Sufi and Ahmadi Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus have all been killed, many of them hacked to death. That a university professor...
Oct 28Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan Sage Bistro, 6331 Crescent Road
Join us for a rare and exciting opportunity to engage with Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki and a panel of young experts from Japan in a stimulating dialogue on Japan-related issues. Led by Ambassador Fujisaki, the panel of four specialists working in diverse fields will discuss some of the major concerns facing Japan and the world including...
Nov 1The Rise of Authoritarian Corporate Intervention: Evidence from East Asia Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
Abstract: The global diffusion of liberalizing reforms is theorized to reduce the state’s involvement in the economy, yet across the world a remarkable surge of state intervention in the corporate sector has occurred. I propose that this disconnect between theory and empirics can be resolved, in part, by considering an overlooked political phenomenon – the...
Various | Sep–Oct 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Kyung-Ae Park
Rodong Simun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central TV | Oct 5–9, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Kyung-Ae Park
Pyongyang Times | Oct 8, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Kyung-Ae Park
Vancouver Courier | Oct 5, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Jessica Main
UBC’s MPPGA is a 20-month, full-time professional degree in global public policy offered at UBC Vancouver. Every September, we welcome a new class of students from various disciplines and countries around the world—all of whom share a passion for global change. The MPPGA curriculum combines classes with hands-on training and field work to build core policy skills […] Read more >>
We are saddened by the recent passing of Associate Professor Ian Townsend-Gault. Ian was the Founding Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the Allard School of Law at UBC, as well as a Faculty Associate at the Centre for Southeast Asia Research. There will be a ceremony of remembrance for friends and colleagues […] Read more >>
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Samuel Ho on July 20, 2016. Born in Tianjin on November 19, 1936, Sam spent his childhood in China until moving to the US with his family in 1949. Sam was fortunate to attend Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New York before receiving […] Read more >>
IAR Winter 2016 Work Learn positions are now posted! The Work Learn program is open to all UBC Vancouver students and supports and subsidizes meaningful work experiences on campus that offer the opportunity to develop professional skills and learn in a work environment. View all postings here under ‘Work Learn and Student Jobs. Read more >>
The Second Carleton Graduate Student Conference on Research on China will be held on February 23-24, 2017 at Carleton University in Ottawa. This conference offers graduate students broadly interested in the study of China an opportunity to gather in the nation’s capital, present and receive feedback on their research from a scholarly audience, and engage […] Read more >>
The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) “Asian Connections: Linking Mobilities of Capital and Labour in Theory and Practice” seeks to reunite the study of corporate and migrant transnationalisms by exploring how they are causally or structurally connected in the context of cross-border mobilities of capital and labour into, out of, and within, Asia. May […] Read more >>
The Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) invites submissions for the 2016 Prem Goel Memorial Award. The annual award of $1,000 is given to the UBC graduate student judged to have the most promising research program related to South Asia. All students pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this […] Read more >>
The Second Carleton Graduate Conference on Research in China (Feb. 23–24, 2017) is seeking paper submissions from PhD and advanced MA students who share an interest in Chinese studies from the following disciplines: political science, economics, sociology, international relations, or business. Proposals from other social science disciplines will also be considered. Deadline for submission of abstracts: […] Read more >>