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Recent media mentions

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) in the media

Corruption, economic crisis overshadow Mongolian election

National Post | Jun 23, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Julian Dierkes

‘Crooks, liars and oligarchs’: corruption scandals and ethnic Chinese mud-slinging mar Mongolia’s presidential vote

South China Morning Post | Jun 23, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Julian Dierkes

Vancouver’s Heated Debate on the Future of Hong Kong

Asia Times | May 28, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien and Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke

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Recent announcements

Information and updates from the IAR

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship

23 Jun, 2017 IAR is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship: Rachel Brydolf-Horwitz (Geography, MA) Elsa Chanez (Asian Studies, MA) Sihwei Chen (Linguistics, PhD) Li Guo (Political Science, PhD) Jonathan Henshaw (History, PhD) Yujie Ji (Anthropology, PhD) Helina Jolly (IRES, PhD) Graham McDowell (IRES, PhD) Dhondup Tashi Rekjong (Asian Studies, PhD) […] Read more >>

Cesi Cruz wins Best Conference Paper Award from the American Political Science Association – Political Networks Section

20 Jun, 2017 IAR is pleased to congratulate Dr. Cesi Cruz for winning the Best Conference Paper Award from the American Political Science Association – Political Networks section for her paper, written with two co-authors, “Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition.” This award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a faculty person […] Read more >>

Kai Ostwald wins Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association – Southeast Asia Politics Group

9 Jun, 2017 IAR is pleased to congratulate Dr. Kai Ostwald for winning the Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association – Southeast Asia Politics Group. His paper “Explaining Elections in Singapore: Party Credibility and Valence Politics,” written with Dr. Steven Oliver, makes an important contribution to the existing scholarly literature by explaining party durability in Singapore. The award committee felt […] Read more >>

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Upcoming events

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

  • Jul 1 Canada Day at 12:00 am at C.K. Choi Building

  • Aug 7 BC Day at 12:00 am at C.K. Choi Building

  • Sep 4 Labour Day at 12:00 am at C.K. Choi Building


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