Professor Kristen Hopewell has been awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Global Policy in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia.
“I am extremely grateful for this research support to investigate pressing global policy challenges facing Canada and the world” – Professor Kristen Hopewell
Amid a brewing global trade war, the international trading system has been plunged into turmoil. Multilateralism and the rules-based trading system, which have long been essential to ensuring stability and order in the global economy, are increasingly under threat.
Dr. Hopewell is analyzing critical contemporary changes in global trade politics and governance. She and her research team aim to better understand how states are responding to growing trade conflicts, both multilaterally and bilaterally.
Their work will make an important contribution to global policy debates about free trade and the future of the trading system.
In its 20th year, the Canada Research Chairs Program continues to provide opportunities for researchers to excel in their fields, and build teams of experts at Canadian institutions. The program recognizes that diversity is indispensable to research excellence and is committed to working alongside Canadian institutions to achieve its equity targets and reflect the diversity of Canada’s population by 2029. Among the 259 Canada Research Chair recipients announced, 26% self-identified as racialized minorities, 5% as Indigenous Peoples, 10% as persons with disabilities and 51% as women.