Liu Institute for Global Issues

The Liu Institute for Global Issues is an interdisciplinary research hub that aspires to influence academic and public debates about global issues, inform policy decisions, and become an important source of ideas, education, information and perspectives.

Research has largely focused on three global themes – security, social justice, and sustainability. Within SPPGA, the Liu Institute acts as a key research institute, maintaining its broad mandate and influence across campus, and faculty members teach a variety of related courses, including in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Hopewell, Kristen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Public policy; International Political Economy; international relations; international trade; Trade Policy; Global Governance; industrial policy; Development; emerging powers; China; India; Brazil; World Trade Organization (WTO); US-China relations