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The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) in the media

TLEF Snapshot: UBC Himalaya Program Integrates Language Learning and Community Engaged Learning

CTLT | Jan 10, 2019 | Featuring: Dr. Sara Shneiderman

Dr. Paul Evans, Dr. Wenran Jiang and Dr. Brian Job Interviews About China and Japan’s Criticisms Of The Upcoming Conference On North Korea Hosted In Vancouver.

 Dr. Brian Job: The Globe and Mail: “Vancouver’s North Korea Meeting: Opaque Agenda, Odd Group of Participants”. January 9, 2018. Dr. Paul Evans: News 1130:  “China, Japan Criticizing Upcoming Conference on North Korea Hosted in Vancouver”. January 10, 2018. Fairchild TV Interview: “North Korea Conference”. January 10, 2018. Fairchild Radio Interview: “北韓問題高峰會下星期在溫市舉行“. January 10, 2018. Roundhouse Radio: “Middays With Jody Vance – […]

New UN sanctions on North Korea ‘won’t be very effective’

CBC News | Dec 23, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Wenran Jiang

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Recent announcements

Information and updates from the IAR

Intensive Nepali and Tibetan Language and Community-Engaged Learning Program (TLEF-funded)

January 11, 2018 UBC Himalaya Program integrates combines language training in Nepali and Tibetan, faculty expertise in a range of disciplines, and community engaged learning. In 2018 the Himalaya Program will offer intensive two week, three credit courses in Nepali and Tibetan Language and Community-Engaged Learning from April 30-May 11. Sign up for Himalaya Program’s mailing list for more information on […] Read more

Dr. Julian Dierkes Appointed as the New Associate Dean, Funding in Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies

January 11, 2018 Dr. Julian Dierkes has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Funding in Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Dierkes is Associate Professor and Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research in UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. After completing a PhD in Sociology from Princeton University, and a fellowship at the University of Cambridge, he […] Read more

In Memory of Dr. Surin Pitsuwan

December 8, 2017 We are saddened to report the sudden passing of Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former Foreign Minister of Thailand and Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. He was a good friend of many in the academic world and visited us twice, a courageous champion of human security and the Responsibility to Protect. Read more

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Upcoming events

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Opportunities at the IAR

Institute of Asian Research Chair – Call for Applications

December 5, 2017 Deadline for applications: 5pm, January 5, 2018 Applicants are asked to consult with their unit head/director to request a note of endorsement. Please send c.v., expression of interest, and head’s endorsement to: Moura Quayle, Director pro tem UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs […] Read more

2018 Chinese Government Scholarship Program

November 23, 2017 The Chinese Government is offering scholarships for eligible British Columbia (B.C.) students to study abroad.The Chinese Government Scholarship Program is available through an agreement between the National Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Province of B.C. In B.C., the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, in collaboration with the […] Read more

GPP 591 Lind Initiative Seminar: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order

November 9, 2017 Open to UBC upper-level (third and fourth year only) undergraduates and graduate students. Please complete the Lind Initiative Seminar Application Form by November 30, 2017.  APPLY NOW WHAT: A 3 credit course, one 2-hour course per week WHEN: Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, January 4 to March 15, 2018, with the exception of Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 WHERE: Case Room, […] Read more

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