Public Policy and Global Affairs
Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia integrates world-class scholarship, teaching, research, and policy engagement to contribute towards positive change. SPPGA's approach equips policy leaders with the diverse perspectives, skills, and knowledge needed to contribute towards solutions to complex local and global issues.
As an interdisciplinary hub with particular expertise in Asia Pacific and sustainability policies, SPPGA draws on the expertise of UBC institutes, research centres, and faculties, and invites engagement with communities that span the globe.
The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs was founded in 2017 within the Faculty of Arts. The school encompasses the following units: The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) and its five regional research centres, the Liu Institute for Global Issues (Liu Institute), the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI), and the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE).
SPPGA's key programs and initiatives include the Phil Lind Initiative, the Liu Scholars program (Liu Institute), the IAR Fellows program (IAR), the Himalaya Program (IAR), the Program on Inner Asia (IAR), the Xinjiang Documentation Project (IAR), the Institute for Future Legislators (CSDI), and the Scholars At Risk & Human Rights Collective (ORICE).
|Baines, Erin||transitional justice; the politics of humanitarianism and forced displacement; and, the study of gender and armed conflict, with a regional focus on northern Uganda|
|Boyd, David||Human rights|
|Cameron, Maxwell||Political science; Political Regimes (Democracy, Monarchy, Federalism, Parliamentarism, etc.); Social Organization and Political Systems; Comparative Politics; Democratization; Latin America; Practical wisdom|
|Cheek, Timothy||20th century Chinese history, the history of the Chinese communist party, the role of intellectuals in public life in China|
|Cookson, Tara||Public policy; Development; Social protection; Care work; Gender equality|
|Dierkes, Julian||Sociology, n.e.c.; All other social sciences, n.e.c.; Sociology of education; Public Policy; Mongolia; policy communication; contemporary Japan; digital diplomacy; supplementary education; mining policy; Japanese education; Democratization|
|Gusterson, Hugh Phillimore|
|Hoberg, George||forest policy, energy policy, environmental policy, trade and environment, softwood lumber, Olympics, Aboriginal issues (land rights), Forestry policy|
|Hopewell, Kristen||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|
|Kandlikar, Milind||Climate change impacts and adaptation; Product life cycle; Environmental policy; Research, science and technology policy; Environmental impacts; Air Quality and Climate Change; Technological Risk; Technology and Development|
|Khanna, Tarun||Economics; Renewable energy systems (except smart systems engineering); Environmental policy; energy economics; Evidence synthesis; policy evaluation; electricity markets; energy in development; decarbonization of the energy sector|
|Kunz, Nadja||Mining engineering; Public administration; Public policy; Public security policy; Decision Analysis; Environmental engineering; Hydrology; Risk management; Systems engineering; water resources management|
|le Billon, Philippe||Geography, politics, africa, environmental, human geography, development, security|
|Lightfoot, Sheryl||First Nations, international relations|
|LU, JULIET||Forest ecology; Economic geography; Environmental sociology; conflicts and governance issues around resource extraction and intensive land use; transnational land investments; promotion of monoculture plantations at the expense of more biodiverse systems; private sector sustainable governance initiatives|
|Macfarlane, Allison||Research, science and technology policy; science and technology policy; energy policy, regulation; nuclear energy, nuclear waste management|
|Margulis, Matias||International Organization; Globalization; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; Global Governance; International Political Economy; United Nations; World Trade Organization; Food and Agriculture; Human Rights|
|Ostwald, Kai||comparative politics; ethnic politics, public policy, and the politics of development|
|Park, Kyung Ae||Korean politics (North and South Korea); U.S.-Korean relations; Korean unification, North and South Korean Politics, US-Korea Relations, Gender and Development|
|Quayle, Moura||Economics and business administration; Public administration; Public policy; Knowledge Exchange and Strategic Design; Policies and Public Services; Social Policies|
|Ramana, M. V.||Public administration; Public policy; Public security policy; arms control; Energy transitions; degrowth; nuclear disarmament; nuclear energy; nuclear policy; political economy of energy; risk of nuclear accidents|
|Ramankutty, Navin||Natural environment sciences; Public administration; Public policy; Public security policy; Agriculture; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate impacts; Environment and Society; Global food security; Land use change; Sustainable agriculture|
|Shakya, Tsering||confluence of politics, ethno-national identity and religious practice in cultural production and social transformation across both historical and contemporary Tibet and the Himalayas; contemporary minority policy and social media in the PRC.|
|Shneiderman, Sara||Social and cultural anthropology; Indigenous issues; Disaster response and preparedness; Citizenship; migration|
|Sriram, Veena||Social sciences; Global health policy; Politics of policy processes; South Asian Studies; Governance; Health workers; power|
|Sumaila, Ussif Rashid||Bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries|
The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) is pleased to announce and congratulate University of British Columbia graduate students Rudri Bhatt and Mercy Muthuuri, the recipients of the 2023 Olav Slaymaker Scholarship in Environment. These scholarships have been generously endowed by...
Transformative Memory International Network UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) congratulates Erin Baines (SPPGA), Sheryl Lightfoot (SPPGA; Department of Political Science; First Nations and Indigenous Studies), Heidi Tworek (SPPGA; Department of History), Yves Tiberghien (...
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Deep sea mining will produce far too little benefits for the harm it will cause. That is the result of an analysis by marine scientists and policy experts from around the globe, led by Dr. Rashid Sumaila from the University of British Columbia (Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries;...
IAR Research Fellows and Centre Directors gathered in the Choi Lounge On October 20, 2023, the Institute of Asian research at SPPGA held an orientation to welcome 34 graduate students from across UBC as IAR Research Fellows. Fellows gathered in the C.K. Choi building for an introductory session...
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Elena Gordillo Fuertes, a dedicated student in the UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program, for being honored with the prestigious Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship. This remarkable achievement was announced in October 2023 by...