Public Policy and Global Affairs
Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The newly established School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (the “Policy School”) at the University of British Columbia seeks to be an essential centre for innovation in global affairs and public policy. In the world today, we are witnessing the dramatic rise of emerging nations and a global rebalancing of power. This heightened level of complexity and interdependence has multiplied the global economic, environmental, and social challenges that we face. These challenges are so profound that they call for a new approach to policy, one that fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration, creativity, and intercultural understanding.
The UBC Policy School will catalyze a network of accomplished scholars from across both campuses who will collaborate with students, community, government, business leaders, and civil society through research, teaching, and practice. The goal of the Policy School is to contribute to solving problems of local importance and global consequence at the nexus of governance and scholarship.
As a unit within the Faculty of Arts, the Policy School will evolve with a campus-wide mandate and build upon UBC’s strengths in the study of economic and development policy, Asia, global affairs, and sustainability, with many opportunities for growth.
|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||Sustainable Development; Environmental Law and Policy; Human Rights and Environment; Rights of Nature; Environmental justice; Plastic Pollution|
|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; Power in development policy; Social protection; Care work|
|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|
|Evans, Paul||Asia, international affairs, political issues, security issues|
|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|
|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|
|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 Production; Nuclear and Fusion; 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|
|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|
|Tworek, Heidi||Historical studies; Europe; Germany; history of media and communications; international organizations; international relations; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies|
Our Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) students have the drive to shape a better world, and the MPPGA program at the University of British Columbia has supported them to realize their ambitions. Many of our alumni have turned their passion for doing good into measurable social,...
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