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Recent media mentions

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) in the media

Cabinet Orders Deeper Security Review of Proposed Chinese Takeover of Aecon Group

Canadian Press | Feb 12, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans The story appeared on the National Post and Times Colonist.

We Don’t Need to be Paranoid’: Security Concerns Over Aecon Deal Unwarranted, Says Expert

CBC Radio’s The Current | Feb 14, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Wenran Jiang

Korea Conference Complicates Canada’s Free-Trade Initiatives

Business in Vancouver | Jan 30, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

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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

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


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Opportunities

Opportunities at the IAR

Intensive Nepali and Tibetan Language & Community Engaged Learning Program

February 23, 2018 Intensive Nepali and Tibetan Language & Community Engaged Learning Program ASTU 204E 001 (Nepali) A two-week intensive introductory Nepali language course offered by UBC Himalaya Program. This is a community-engaged course that blends classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Nepali community sites in the Lower Mainland. Actual class times may vary to accommodate off-site […] Read more

Summer Institute for Future Legislators 2018

February 15, 2018 Have you ever thought about running for public office? Do you wonder what it would be like to serve as a legislator? If you have political aspirations, but want to know more about what being a legislator means and how to be effective in that role, you should apply to UBC’s Summer Institute for Future […] Read more

Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

January 25, 2018 2018-19 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-19 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellowship will be for a period of three to twelve months from August 1, 2018 to July 31, […] Read more

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