New director of Institute of Asian Research appointed

Prof. Yves Tiberghien has been appointed as the new director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, effective September 1, 2012, for a five-year term.

Tiberghien is one of UBC’s leading scholars on Asia. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded multi-year project on the battle for global governance with a particular focus on the role of China, Japan, and Korea in the G20 and in global economic and environmental issues. As a senior fellow with the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs, he regularly attends G20 meetings (including Cannes 2011 and Los Cabos in 2012).

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