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Faculty
Adjunct Faculty

Lindsay Cole

Lindsay Cole

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Environment | Sustainability
Lindsay Cole (she/her), Ph.D. is an applied researcher, educator, and civil servant that works toward transformative innovation on complex social and ecological justice challenges in the public sector. Her current applied and action research focuses how cities can bring practices of social innovatio...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Environment | Sustainability
Core Faculty

Hugh Gusterson

Hugh Gusterson

Professor

Areas of Expertise

Governance | Security
Professor Hugh Gusterson (PhD, Stanford University, 1991) is jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Before coming to UBC in 2020, he taught at MIT, George Mason University, George Washing...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Governance | Security

Juliet Lu

Juliet Lu

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Business | Development | Environment
Juliet Lu is an Assistant Professor in the School for Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia. She is a political ecologist focused on the implications of China’s growing investments in land and other resources in Sou...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Business | Development | Environment

Nadja Kunz

Nadja Kunz

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 9782
location_onLiu Building 210

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
Nadja Kunz is Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and Stewardship (NSERC, Tier 2), jointly appointed across the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (NBK) at the University of British Columbia. T...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources

Navin Ramankutty

Navin Ramankutty

Professor; Director of the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)

phone604 827 1745
location_onLiu Building 201B
Navin Ramankutty is Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Data Science for Sustainable Global Food Systems at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), University of British Columbia. He also serves as...Read more
Faculty Associates

Brian Job

Brian Job

Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Security
Brian L. Job (PhD, Indiana University) is Professor of Political Science and a resident Faculty Associate of School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.  He joined the UBC faculty in 1989, having previously been on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.  He has served as Director of the Centr...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Security

Gerald Baier

Gerald Baier

Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise

Democracy
Associate Professor Gerald Baier (Ph.D, Dalhousie) joined the UBC Political Science department in 2003. He is Faculty Associate with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and former Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI). His teaching and research interest...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Democracy

Gerald Fallon

Gerald Fallon

Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise

Sustainability
Dr. Gerald Fallon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies (Faculty of Education) at the University of British Columbia. He is also Faculty Associate with the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Professeur Associé at the Institut des sciences, des technolo...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Sustainability

Julia Harten

Julia Harten

Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Julia Gabriele Harten is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) and a Faculty Associate at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Southern California as well...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Peter Klein

Peter Klein

Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise

Development
Peter W. Klein is Professor with the UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, a SPPGA Faculty Associate, and a journalist who specializes in innovating how global reporting is practiced. He is the Executive Director of the Global Reporting Centre, where he works with scholars and journalists t...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Development
Fellows & Research Associates

Binoy Mascarenhas

Binoy Mascarenhas

Practitioner Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Urban Studies
Binoy Mascarenhas is an urban planner and economist with over 15 years of experience across sustainability, transportation, and analytics. He served as the interim Director of Urban Innovation Research at UBC’s Sustainability Hub, where he provided direction to sustainability research while also m...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Urban Studies

Hanna Karg

Hanna Karg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
Hanna Karg is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. She is working with Prof. Navin Ramankutty, Canada Research Chair (t1) in Global Environmental Change and Food Security at the School of Public Policy and Glo...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources

Jessica DiCarlo

Jessica DiCarlo

Chevalier Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transportation and Development in China

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Environment
Dr. Jessica DiCarlo is the Chevalier Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Transportation and Development in China at the Institute of Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Jessica received her PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Environment

Megan Dias

Megan Dias

Research Associate

Areas of Expertise

Democracy | Governance
Megan is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the policies and programs that governments enact to further immigrant integration. She's interested in why governments adopt these programs, and what their effects are. Prior to starting her PhD in Austi...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Democracy | Governance

Meggin Messenger

Meggin Messenger

Practitioner Fellow and Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources | Environment
Meggin is a Registered Professional Forester with an undergraduate degree in Forestry and a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is an Executive Director in the BC Public Service and has led work on land use, resource stewardship, community development, climate change and sustainability. ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources | Environment

Thea Bracewell

Thea Bracewell

Practitioner Fellow and Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Gender
Thea Bracewell is a Senior Policy Analyst with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, where she is the lead on advancing gender equality and mainstreaming Gender-based Analysis Plus within Canada’s Settlement and Integration Sector. Thea has over fourteen years of professional experience ad...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Gender

Wahid Palash

Wahid Palash

Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
Wahid Palash is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. He is working with Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and Stewardship (NSERC, Tier 2). At SPPGA, he will ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources

Yuki Ohsawa

Yuki Ohsawa

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Japanese Research, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Yuki Ohsawa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) in the Institute of Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Asian Studies. Her research field is modern Japanese visual culture and l...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Zoe Braden

Zoe Braden

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
Dr. Zoe Braden is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) within the Faculty of Arts at UBC. Zoe has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Earth Sciences from Dalhousie University, and a PhD in Structural Geology and Tectonics from Queen’s Universit...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
Honorary Members

Douglas Ober

Douglas Ober

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for India and South Asia Research, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Douglas Ober is an Honorary Research Associate with The Centre for India and South Asia Research at the Institute of Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He specializes in the history of Buddhism in South Asia, especially the modern period (c. 1700 – present). His PhD disse...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Elijah Greenstein

Elijah Greenstein

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Japanese Research, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Elijah Greenstein is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Japanese Research (CJR), the Institute of Asian Research at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Elijah is a historian of modern Japan and East Asia, with interests in maritime, spatial, and transportation history. ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Evan Due

Evan Due

Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development
Evan Due is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He is a policy research and management consultant. He currently serves as senior advisor to the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing China. He has more than 25 years’ expe...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development

Gisèle Yasmeen

Gisèle Yasmeen

Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Sustainability
Gisèle has been a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs’ Institute of Asian Research since fall 2014. Her expertise is on food-systems in Asia, on which she has published and consulted widely since the early 1990s. Gisèle is the former Executive Director of Food Secu...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Sustainability

Guldana Salimjan

Guldana Salimjan

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Chinese Research, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Dr. Guldana Salimjan is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Chinese Research (CCR), the Institute of Asian Research at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Dr. Guldana Salimjan is the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Department...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Jack Austin

Jack Austin

Honorary Professor, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Jack Austin is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Jack Austin was a member of the Senate of Canada for 32 years, representing British Columbia and has championed stronger relations between Canad...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Jack Hayes

Jack Hayes

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Chinese Research, IAR

Joseph Caron

Joseph Caron

Honorary Professor, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Joseph Caron is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He is a former Canadian High Commissioner to India and former Canadian Ambassador to China and Japan. He has als...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Luna KC

Luna KC

GP2 Sessional Lecturer

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Luna is a Faculty Lead on a Global Policy Project at UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Luna completed a PhD in International Development Studies from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Her thesis title was: Conflict, Disaster and Changing Gender Roles in Nepal: Women’s Ev...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Marc Foggin

Marc Foggin

Honorary Research Associate, Himalaya Program, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Sustainability
Dr. Marc Foggin is an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia He is a conservation biologist specialised in mountain environments with a focus on complex human dimensions of environmental mana...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Sustainability

Margaret Cornish

Margaret Cornish

Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Margaret Cornish is a former Canadian foreign service officer. She is working on projects that will deepen the understanding of Canadians with respect to China especially with respect to our trade and investment relationship. She has been approached to work on sector-based trade studies in Canada. ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Nathan Bennett

Nathan Bennett

Honorary Research Associate

Dr. Nathan Bennett (nathanbennett.ca) is an Honorary Research Associate at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He is a researcher, a teacher, a facilitator and an independent consultant who works for various non-governmental, academic, and philanthropic organizations. He has pub...Read more

Phil Calvert

Phil Calvert

Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Dr. Phil Calvert is a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Asian Research at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia. He was most recently the Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR. He served as Deputy Head of Mission in the Canadian Embassy in ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Richard Paisley

Richard Paisley

Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Development | Energy & Resources
Richard Paisley is an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He is a practicing lawyer and the Director of the Global Transboundary International Waters Governance Initiative at UBC. Richard’s current research, teaching, gra...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Development | Energy & Resources

Stephen McGurk

Stephen McGurk

Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Sustainability
Stephen McGurk is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. A trained economist and Sinologist, Stephen McGurk has spent more than three decades studying Asia’s rural development. McGurk was the Director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Envi...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Sustainability

Vincent Chan

Vincent Chan

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Japanese Research, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Vincent Chan is an Honorary Research Associate with the Centre for Japanese Research at the Institute of Asian Research, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He is a historian who specializes in the study of medieval Japan and East Asia. His specific research interests include communicati...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Yuko Shibata

Yuko Shibata

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Japanese Research, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Yuko Shibata is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Her research focuses on overseas Japanese and immigrant experiences in Canada, i.e., language and culture, shifting identities, Nikkei...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Yushu Zhu

Yushu Zhu

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Chinese Research, Institute of Asian Research

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development
Yushu Zhu is an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research. She is also an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University. With a background in human geography and urban studies, Yushu’s research focuses on housing and community issues in China and Canada. Her empirical rese...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development
MPPGA Teaching Faculty

Antje Ellermann

Antje Ellermann

MPPGA Teaching Faculty

Areas of Expertise

Migration
Antje Ellermann is a member of the MPPGA Teaching Faculty, an Associate Professor of Political Science (Comparative Politics), and Director of the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is also the founder and Co-Director of the UBC Migration Resear...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Migration

Chris Tenove

Chris Tenove

Research Associate and Instructor

Areas of Expertise

Democracy
Chris Tenove is a Research Associate and Instructor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.at the University of British Columbia, and previously at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is the instructor for PPGA 509 (002): Communicatin...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Democracy

David Boyd

David Boyd

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

Environment | Sustainability
Associate Professor David Boyd is jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia. He is one of Canada’s leading experts in environmental law and policy and an...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Environment | Sustainability

Emrul Hasan

Emrul Hasan

MPPGA Teaching Faculty

Areas of Expertise

Economics
Emrul Hasan is a member of the MPPGA Teaching Faculty and a Lecturer at the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, where he teaches Macroeconomics, Econometrics, International Trade, and International Finance. He has also taught economics and finance courses at Simon Fraser University and the British...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Economics

Grace Jaramillo

Grace Jaramillo

MPPGA Teaching Faculty

Areas of Expertise

Development
Grace Jaramillo is a sessional instructor with the UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program. She earned her PhD from Queen’s University in 2016. Immediately after, she won a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to study institutional spillovers of Free Trade Agreements in the Americas, spen...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Development

Heidi Tworek

Heidi Tworek

Associate Professor; Director, Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Areas of Expertise

Democracy | Governance
Dr. Heidi Tworek is a Canada Research Chair and associate professor of international history and public policy at UBC. She directs the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Her work examines history and policy around communications, particularly the effects of new media technologies on de...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Democracy | Governance

Kristen Hopewell

Kristen Hopewell

Associate Professor; Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues; Co-Director, Centre for Chinese Research

phone604-822-4687
location_onC.K. Choi Building, Room 367

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Economics | Environment | Governance
Kristen Hopewell is Canada Research Chair in Global Policy in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and Co-Director of the Centre for Chinese Research. Her research specializes in international trade, global governance, industrial policy and...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Development | Economics | Environment | Governance

Matias Margulis

Matias Margulis

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 5783
location_onC.K. Choi Building 373

Areas of Expertise

Development | Governance | Sustainability
Matias Margulis is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. His research and teaching interests are in global governance, development, human rights, international law and food policy. He has prev...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Development | Governance | Sustainability

Michael Small

Michael Small

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources | Governance
Michael Small is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty Lead for the Global Policy Project, and a member of the MPPGA Teaching Faculty at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He spent 33 years as a career diplomat and senior executive in the Canadian Foreign Service. He joined the Department o...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources | Governance

Milind Kandlikar

Milind Kandlikar

Professor

phone604 822 5918
location_onLiu Building 101B

Areas of Expertise

Sustainability
Milind Kandlikar is Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA). He is the former Director of the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES). His work focuses on the intersection of technology innovation, human development and the global environment. His c...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Sustainability

Moura Quayle

Moura Quayle

Professor and Founding Director

phone604-827-5311
location_onRoom 101C, Liu Institute for Global Issues

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Design/Leadership
Moura is Professor and founding Director of UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (2017-2019), the former Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program. She was appointed Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Design/Leadership

Nisha Malhotra

Nisha Malhotra

Areas of Expertise

Development | Economics | Gender | Global Health
Dr. Nisha Malhotra is a teaching faculty at the (MPPGA) Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program and has 20 years of experience teaching and mentoring at UBC. Dr. Malhotra also heads the data analysis team at the Birthplace Lab at the faculty of medicine, UBC, where her recent r...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Development | Economics | Gender | Global Health

Paul Evans

Paul Evans

Professor

phone604 822 2533
location_onC.K. Choi Building-365

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Paul Evans (PhD with distinction Dalhousie University 1982) has been a Professor at the University of British Columbia since 1999, teaching Asian and trans-Pacific international relations. His work was based at the Institute of Asian Research and the Liu Institute for Global Issues which are both ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Peter Berman

Peter Berman

MPPGA Teaching Faculty

Areas of Expertise

Global Health | Governance
Prof. Peter Berman (M.Sc, Ph.D) is a member of the MPPGA teaching faculty and a health economist with forty years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and training and education in global health. He is also a Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, wher...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Global Health | Governance

Philippe Le Billon

Philippe Le Billon

Professor

phone604 822 9935
location_onLiu Building 207

Areas of Expertise

Development | Environment | Security
Philippe Le Billon is Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include political economy of war,  environment-development-security nexus, and environmental defenders.

Areas of Expertise

Development | Environment | Security

Rashid Sumaila

Rashid Sumaila

Professor

Rashid Sumaila is Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics, Tier 1 and Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA). Dr. Sumaila specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the anal...Read more

Sean Darling

Sean Darling

MPPGA Teaching Faculty

Areas of Expertise

Economics
Dr. Sean Darling is a member of the MPPGA teaching faculty. He has over 28 years’ experience in the BC public service having worked in seventeen progressively senior positions from Research Officer to Executive Director across ten government agencies. Sean has been working for the past decade faci...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Economics

Sheryl Lightfoot

Sheryl Lightfoot

Associate Professor

phone604 827 0712
location_onLiu Institute 216B

Areas of Expertise

Indigenous Politics
Sheryl Lightfoot is Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Political Science, and First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia. As one of the world’s ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Indigenous Politics

Tara Cookson

Tara Cookson

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Development | Gender
Tara Patricia Cookson is Assistant Professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Gender, Development, and Global Public Policy at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. Tara is also an Associate Member of UBC's Geography Department. She uses eth...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Development | Gender

Veena Sriram

Veena Sriram

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Global Health | Governance
Veena Sriram is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) at the University of British Columbia. Her research sits at the intersection of global health, social science and public pol...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Global Health | Governance
SPPGA Leadership

Allison Macfarlane

Allison Macfarlane

Director, SPPGA

location_onLiu Institute for Global Issues

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane is Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs within the Faculty of Arts at UBC. Dr. Macfarlane has held both academic and government positions in the field of energy and environmental policy, especially nuclear policy. Most recently, she direc...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources

George Hoberg

George Hoberg

Professor

phone604 822 3728
location_onLiu Building 205

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
George Hoberg is a Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. He specializes in environmental and natural resource policy and governance. His research interests include environmental policy, energy policy, forest policy, and more genera...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources

Jeehye Kim

Jeehye Kim

Director, Centre for Korean Research, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Security
Jeehye Kim is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Korean Research at the Institute of Asian Research, UBC. She received her PhD in Political Science from Harvard University, and was a predoctoral fellow in the International Security Program at ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Security

Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes

Associate Professor; Coordinator, Program on Inner Asia, IAR

location_onC.K. Choi Building-271

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Democracy | Development | Governance
Julian Dierkes is Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research, and Coordinator, Program on Inner Asia, at the University of British Columbia. He serves as an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate + Postdoctoral Studies, and ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Democracy | Development | Governance

Kai Ostwald

Kai Ostwald

Associate Professor; Director, Institute of Asian Research

phone604 822 8723
location_onC.K. Choi Building-224

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Kai Ostwald is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also Director of the Institute of Asian Research and the Centre for Southeast Asian Research (CSEAR). His work is broadly on...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Kyung-Ae Park

Kyung-Ae Park

Associate Professor; Director, Knowledge Partnership Program

phone604 822 2483
location_onC.K. Choi Building-263

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Professor Kyung-Ae Park is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and holds the Korea Foundation Chair at the Institute of Asian Research, the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a former President of the Association of Korean Political Studies in North America....Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

M. V. Ramana

M. V. Ramana

Professor; Graduate Program Director, MPPGA program

location_onRoom 313, Liu Institute for Global Issues

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources | Security
M. V. Ramana is Professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia. He is also Graduate Program Director of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program. His research intere...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources | Security

Mark Turin

Mark Turin

Co-Lead, Himalaya Program, IAR

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Mark Turin is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Lead of UBC’s Himalaya Program. He writes and teaches on ethnolinguistics, language endangerment, visual anthropology, digital archives and fieldwork methodology, and is a regular BBC presenter on issues of linguistic diversity and langua...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Maxwell Cameron

Maxwell Cameron

Professor

Areas of Expertise

Democracy
Professor Maxwell A. Cameron (Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1989) is  jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and Political Science. He is the former Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) and the former Acting Director of t...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Democracy

Sara Shneiderman

Sara Shneiderman

Associate Professor; Co-Lead, Himalaya Program, IAR

location_onC.K. Choi Building-273
Sara Shneiderman is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She is Co-Lead of the Himalaya Program. Her research explores how social transformation is shaped by dynamics of citizenship and belo...Read more

Timothy Cheek

Timothy Cheek

Professor

phone604 822 4688
location_onC.K. Choi Building 254

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Timothy Cheek is a Professor with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Department of History, Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research, and a former Director of the Centre for Chinese Research at the Institute of Asian Research (IAR). He has been a professor at UBC since 2002, teaching in t...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Tsering Shakya

Tsering Shakya

Associate Professor; Co-Lead, Himalaya Program, IAR

location_onC.K. Choi Building-281

Areas of Expertise

Asia
Tsering Shakya is Associate Professor and holds the Canada Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia at the Institute for Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia. He is co-lead of the Himalaya Program. Tsering is a widely publi...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia

Yves Tiberghien

Yves Tiberghien

Faculty Associate; Director, Centre for Japanese Research, IAR

phone604-822-4688

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Governance
Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002; Harvard Academy Scholar 2006; Fulbright Scholar 1996) is a Professor of Political Science, Director Emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research (IAR), Faculty Associate with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Co-Director of the Center...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Asia | Governance
Visiting Professors & Scholars

Genevieve LeBaron

Genevieve LeBaron

Visiting Professor

Dr. Genevieve LeBaron is Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia. She is Professor of Politics within the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield. She currently serves on the UK Parliament...Read more

Gil Barros

Gil Barros

Visiting Professor

Areas of Expertise

Development
Gil Barros is Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia. He is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), Brazil. His research and teaching interests are in design pro...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Development

Markku Lehtonen

Markku Lehtonen

Visiting Researcher

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources
Markku Lehtonen is a Visiting Researcher at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at UBC from February to July 2022 and a researcher at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and at the Barcelona Autonomous University (UAB). At SPPGA, he is collaborating primarily with Professors ...Read more

Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources