Seeds of Our Ancestors: stories of millet from Japan, Himalaya, and Zimbabwe The Liu Lobby Gallery presents a month-long exhibition featuring the photography of Liu Scholar Saori Ogura. Around the world, people have passed down ancestral seeds and farming practices from generation to generation. Millet consists of several small-grained cereal species with a high degree […]
Technological innovations have revolutionized the ways we communicate, exchange knowledge and ideas, and deliver goods and services. However, this progress has yet to touch the lives many around the world, and the disparity between the privileged and the disadvantaged has been rising. There is an urgent need to leverage technology to level the playing field and provide equitable access to education and opportunities for all. Despite right intentions and large investments, the progress has been slow, and much needs to be done in policies and practices.
The talk presents a critique of the prevailing model of environmental management practiced by industrialized and developing countries alike and calls for a new paradigm, using China as a critical case, in combating global pollution and climate change.
Changing Economic and Security Dynamics in South Asia through Pakistan’s Perspective Panelists: Dr Mohammad Tariq (Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver) Dr Haider Nizamani (Visiting Faculty Social Development and Policy, Habib University) Pakistan’s new government led by the cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan, promises to shake things up for the country. His political party came to […]
This talk will elaborate on the views of iconic linguist, media scholar, and radical foreign policy analyst, Noam Chomsky, and also lay out how Chomsky himself challenges and provides alternatives to the status quo.
The democracy movement in Hong Kong in the last four decades has been shaped by three main factors: attitude towards China, attitude towards the establishment, and class. While the movement has been marked by cycles of mobilization and demobilization, the end of the 2014 Umbrella Movement has brought new challenges. Advocates for democracy have found […]
Join President Santa J. Ono for a unique partnership between UBC Connects and the Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series featuring speaker John Kasich, two-term former Ohio Governor, CNN Senior Political Commentator, and a New York Times best-selling author.
Join this Phil Lind Initiative event with Bill McKibben, noted environmental activist and author of the first book about global warming—1989’s The End of Nature, as part of the “America and the Climate Crisis” series.
Don’t miss this Policy in Practice talk by Professor Ramesh Thakur who will address the crisis of global governance, focusing upon the need to address the dangers posed by the arms race, ongoing wars, and the Trump effect on global order.
The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is pleased to invite you to an expert panel event the evening of April 25 entitled, Utopia or Dystopia: What is the Future of Natural Resource Governance?
The Greater Central Asia Initiative at the Institute of Asian Research, UBC and the Centre for Dialogue at SFU are dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events inviting VIPs, diplomats and practitioners to explore global geo-strategies, geopolitics, geo-economies, cross-cultural negotiation, intercultural communications, women’s empowerment, and other topics. This conference on Cross-Cultural […]
This event is co-sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the Institute of Asian Research, and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Abstract Landslides are a pervasive hazard in rural Nepal, where the impacts are manifest in very tangible ways: as a chronic threat to both lives and livelihoods; and via […]
Join us for the opening reception for the latest Lobby Gallery photography exhibition “Nature & Nourishment: The Agrobiodiversity and Food Security Nexus.” Enjoy a presentation by Dr. Barbara Gemmill-Herren, audience Q&A, and an informal reception with complimentary refreshments.
On the June 4th, join the “Silent Anniversaries: May Fourth and June Fourth in the Age of Xi Jinping” – a roundtable of UBC China Studies faculty commemorating the 30th anniversary of the June 4th repression of popular protests in China.
What kind of knowledge and character do citizens and statespersons need in a flourishing democracy? Join this Congress 2019 dialogue between academics and practitioners will draw on the experience of UBC’s summer Institute for Future Legislators.
With an eye toward the liberal-democratic paradox of migrant admission, this talk will assess recent developments in Japan’s embattled refugee policy and contend that the country is well equipped to move beyond the static-centric paradigm of refugee acceptance.
Join us for this Women in Policy talk by special guest, Erin Hunt, Program Manager at Mines Action Canada, as she discusses Canada’s current disarmament positions and where Canadian leadership can be found.
We are proud to co-host an in-depth conversation between UC President and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono focused on the role that universities should play on global issues like the climate crisis.
Dr. Shuchi Karim’s talk will aim to make a historical account and analysis of gender, sexuality and rights issues in connection with LGBT movement and development field in Bangladesh between 2006 to 2016, and will try to understand the politics, progress and pitfalls of the process.
Join this inaugural cross campus seminar series, Mining and Minerals Extraction in a New Global Landscape, for the first seminar, Mining and Minerals Extraction in a New Global Landscape, featuring Dr. R. Anthony Hodge, Adjunct Professor at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering Queen’s University.
Join us on November 25th in downtown Vancouver to gain an inside look at UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program from staff and alumni. Come prepared with questions and enjoy networking over refreshments following the panel presentations.
Please join us for a conversation between Noo Saro-Wiwa, award-winning travel writer, and Dr. Juliane Otoniya Okot Bitek, award-winning Poet. The dialogue will incorporate the two authors’ readings and reflections, grounded in their own experiences.
The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs presents Claudia Rankine, New York Times bestselling poet, MacArthur “Genius” award recipient, and Professor at Yale University, in conversation with Kaie Kellough, novelist, poet, and sound performer as part of the 2020 Phil Lind Initiative series on Thinking While Black.
To learn more about this important aspect of the global Business and Human Rights agenda, join Simon Chorley, International Programs Manager at UNICEF Canada, in conversation with Dr. Priya Bala-Miller, Director of Partnerships and Program Development at CIRDI, on how these principles have been applied in the Mining Sector, and with what results.
Since 2016, Japan has shown remarkable leadership on several dimensions of global and regional economic governance, including trade governance, economic and data governance, regional rules-based order, and environmental governance. This workshop is hosted by the Centre for Japanese Research.
In this session we will look at tools and maps to help guide us through this time of massive upheaval. We will look at the hard lessons learned by humanity at other difficult times and from them, explore how we can live full, engaged, meaningful and even joyful lives through this time of climate chaos.
Join us to hear from Ta-Nehisi Coates, author, MacArthur ‘Genius’ grant winner, and distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, as the second speaker in our 2020 Phil Lind Initiative series on Thinking While Black. Reserve your tickets today!
Visit the Liu Institute for Global Issues’ Lobby Gallery to view the exhibition, Our Ancestors’ Trail, a result of collaboration between Tahltan youth and artists and scientists, educators, cultural practitioners and Elders and Tahltan allies.
Join us for the opening and film screening of the latest Lobby Gallery exhibition: Our Ancestors’ Trail. This project is a result of collaboration between Tahltan youth and artists and scientists, educators, cultural practitioners and Elders and Tahltan allies—who support and/or teach youth to learn and realize Tahltan ways of knowing.
Join us for a Policy in Practice dialogue session over lunch with Andrea Reimer, Adjunct Professor of Practice and the first-ever Policy Practitioner Fellow at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
POSTPONED – UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is proud to host award-winning historian and author Ibram X. Kendi as the fourth speaker in our 2020 Phil Lind Initiative series on Thinking While Black.
POSTPONED – UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is proud to host Jesmyn Ward, MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner, as the final speaker in our 2020 Phil Lind Initiative series on Thinking While Black.
The Collective for Gender+ in Research looks forward to hosting the first of our re-imagined online teach-in series called Gender+ and COVID-19. Moderated by host, Nora Angeles, our first teach-in will see numerous speakers present short 7-10 minute talks about the various ways the pandemic impacts and is impacted by gendered intersectionalities.
Former Members of Parliament, Nathan Cullen and Lisa Raitt kick off our IFL Virtual Series with a discussion of their experiences working across party lines, and what possibilities they see going forward. This session is moderated by Ian Hanomansing, host of The National on CBC.
Join this IFL Virtual Series session with Dr. Grace Lore. Dr Lore and her team have been researching the forms and effects of online harassment, particularly during the 2019 federal election. She will join us to talk about her research, and to discuss policy changes and individual strategies to address this problem.
Join Join Matthew Green, Member of Parliament, and Andrea Reimer, former Vancouver City Councillor, in this IFL Virtual Session as they share their insights and experience on how to bring diverse voices to the table, build coalitions, and advocate for local needs on a provincial, national and international level.
Indigenous governance is complex. Many First Nations communities continue to use their own governance systems while also having to use Indian Act governance as a result of Canadian law. This is true for many Anishinaabe communities in Canada, for example. In urban contexts, where band governance is often less present, Indigenous peoples organize politically in innovative ways.
This webinar series highlights African responses to COVID-19 across different sectors. In this session, learn about the resilience of Africa’s health care systems and ways in which other pandemics have prepared many African nations for effective management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recent events and crises around the world have highlighted the importance of good political communication and journalism for a functioning democracy. Now more than ever, citizens are turning to their politicians for information and reassurance. At the same time, they rely on journalists to hold those politicians accountable.
This session is part of the “COVID-19 and Africa” webinar series and will examine the actual and potential impacts of COVID-19 on Africa’s agricultural and food systems. Esteemed speakers from Ghana, Ethiopia, Botswana and the FAO Africa Regional office will share their insights into the implications COVID-19 has had on health and livelihoods in their regions.
In this webinar, scholars and practitioners will engage attendees on pertinent issues relating to how the education sector in Africa has responded to COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will draw from their personal experiences, insights, and portfolios they hold in their respective African countries (Kenya, Egypt and Ghana) to discuss the theme of this webinar.
By exploring different examples of “sexual violence” in Asia presented by three speakers, we hope to generate an informed discussion on how to understand and respond to “sexual violence” perpetrated by the state across Asia. In addition, in honour of the 20th anniversary of the Security Council Resolution on Women Security, we aim to discuss the limits of current global governance in addressing the issue of conflict-related “sexual violence”.
British Columbians will quickly be heading to the polls while only 1/3rd of people say they are fully engaged with the campaigns. Join us on Oct. 13 for B.C.’s 2020 Snap Election webinar organized by Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs to learn more about campaigning and voting during Covid-19
On October 22, join us for the panel discussion “Doubling Down on Democracy” as part of “The 2020 U.S. Election Event Series” on how public opinion & voter suppression/intimidation is impacted by the current political climate & Covid-19.
Join Jessica Wood, SPPGA Policy Practitioner Fellow, and guest Patricia M. Barkaskas, Associate Professor of Teaching, Allard School of Law, in a discussion on “Dreaming, Sovereignty & Matriation” for the series, Matriarch Illuminations.
Join a virtual panel with reporters and researchers behind the high-profile PBS Frontline documentary and Associated Press series that has been exploring the collapse of the fragile medical supply chains as the coronavirus pandemic emerged in the spring.
This panel will discuss Presidential governance from 2021-2024, its priorities and prospects, the results of Congressional wins, the impact on international trade policy and global governance, and the impact on the Covid-19 response and what we can expect going forward.
The Liu Institute Network for Africa is hosting the launch of the book, “One Who Dreams is Called Prophet,” authored by Dr. Sultan Somjee, with remarks from Prof. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. The book is about peace making among indigenous peoples.
Join a discussion on “Making Law and Policy – Matriarch Traditions” with SPPGA Policy Practitioner Fellow Jessica Wood and Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Academic Director of UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, as part of the Matriarch Illuminations series.
Join a discussion on “Where we go from here” with SPPGA Policy Practitioner Fellow Jessica Wood and Andrea Reimer, Adjunct Professor of Practice, and Professor Sheryl Lightfoot (SPPGA; Political Science) as part of the Matriarch Illuminations series.
Join us for a virtual info session and alumni panel hosted by the professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Looking to join the Fall 2021 cohort but still have questions about the program or completing your application? Don’t miss this virtual Q&A Info Session for the opportunity to ask your final questions before the application deadline.
Join this virtual talk by Dr. Kristen Hopewell, Professor in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Canada Research Chair in Global Policy, on her new book, Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance.
We’re proud to host Anne Applebaum, a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, for a virtual event as part of our 2021 Phil Lind Initiative series on The Anti-Democratic Turn.