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Reactions to the Outcomes of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

China Research Partnership | Nov 3, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Media Coverage on Dr. Evans Paul’s Interview with Canadian Press

The Canadian Press interviewed Dr. Paul Evans, for an article about a Chinese state-owned company’s bid to take over Aecon construction of Calgary. Canadian Press – “Liberals cautioned about approving China bid for Aecon”. October 30, 2017. The CP story also appeared on CTV, BNN, iPolitics, Globe and Mail and Times Colonist.

The rise of the Asian billionaire

CGTN | Oct 31, 2017 | Featuring: Wenran Jiang

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Recent announcements

Information and updates from the IAR

Dr. Kyung-Ae Park Recipient of the Faculty Community Service Award

November 9, 2017 Centre for Korean Research Co-Director, Dr. Kyung-Ae Park, is a recipient of the Faculty Community Service Award for leading ground-breaking diplomacy efforts between Canada & North Korea. Congratulations, Dr. Park! Read more

Southeast Asia in an Evolving Global Landscape: Prospects for an Integrated Region and Implications for Canada.

October 26, 2017 Southeast Asia in an Evolving Global Landscape: Prospects for an Integrated Region and Implications for Canada. Canada has signalled its intention to comprehensively re-engage the Asia-Pacific region and reclaim its own position as a Pacific nation. Southeast Asia is a vital part of this strategy. As Canada and ASEAN celebrate 40 years of dialogue partnership, […] Read more

Blogging Milestone: 500th Mongolia Focus Post

October 25, 2017 MAAPPS alumni Mendee Jargalsaikhan in collaboration with Julian Dierkes, Brandon Miliate, UBC mining engineering student Bulgan Batdorj, and former UBC visiting student Byambajav Dalaibuya published 500th Mongolia Focus post. Mongolia Focus has nearly 100,000 readers with over 250,000 page views. This blog is not only a resource for academic analyses of contemporary Mongolia, but frequent comments on political and […] Read more

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Upcoming events

Speakers, seminars, panel discussions, and more from the IAR

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Opportunities at the IAR

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

Applications Open for the Inter-University Centre for Japanese Language Studies

November 1, 2017 The Inter-University Centre for Japanese Language Studies ( is the leading institution for training graduate students in Japanese and equipping them for further research. UBC is a member of the consortium, which enables a reduced tuition and better access to funding. The IUC is pleased to announce generous sponsorship from The Nippon Foundation of a […] Read more

Delegate Call for Yenching Global Symposium 2018

November 1, 2017 Guided by the theme Renaissance: China’s Journey in a Global Future, this year’s conference will see the best and brightest young minds gather on Peking University’s historic campus to explore China’s multifaceted revival in a rapidly shifting global arena. From April 12th-15th, 2018, delegates will participate in a wide range of lectures, discussions, simulations, site […] Read more

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