As an interdisciplinary hub for innovation and learning, the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia draws on the expertise of university institutes, research centres and faculties, and invites collaboration with local and global communities.
2019 IAR Report
The 2019 IAR Report looks at the rich past and current activities of the Institute of Asian Research (IAR), as part of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The report is intended to support UBC colleagues, new partners, and Canadians understand the opportunities and challenges of working together to leverage resources on Asia at UBC.
Environmental Activists Have Higher Death Rates than Some Soldiers
According to a Scientific American article, more than 1,500 people across 50 countries were murdered in retaliation for protecting land, water, forests and other natural resources between 2002 and 2017. SPPGA Professor Philippe Le Billon provides comments about the violence done against environmental defenders.
Is There Hope for US-China Talks?
US and China trade representatives have begun two days of talks in Shanghai, the first meeting since negotiations between the two broke down in May. SPPGA Faculty Associate Yves Tiberghien discusses hopes for talks this time around and the implications for Canada’s economy in this CBC Early Morning interview.