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.
|Boyd, David||Sustainable Development, Environmental Law and Policy, Human Rights and Environment, Rights of Nature, Environmental justice, Plastic Pollution|
|Dierkes, Julian||Role of Governments and Institutions, Political Contexts, Social Contexts, Education Systems, Teaching and Learning Systems, Social Organization and Political Systems, Resources Management, Public Policy, digital diplomacy, policy communication, contemporary Japan, Mongolia, Japanese education, supplementary education, mining policy, Democratization|
|Kandlikar, Milind||Environment Management and Protection, Climate Changes and Impacts, Clean Technologies, Air Quality and Climate Change, Technological Risk, Technology and Development|
|Kunz, Nadja||Decision Analysis, Mining engineering, Hydrology, water resources management, Environmental engineering, Systems engineering, Risk management|
|Le Billon, Philippe||[field_researcher_interest]|
|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|
|Park, Kyung Ae||[field_researcher_interest]|
|Quayle, Moura||Social Policies, Policies and Public Services, Knowledge Exchange and Strategic Design|
|Ramana, M. V.||Energy Production, Nuclear and Fusion, nuclear energy, nuclear disarmament, arms control, nuclear policy, risk of nuclear accidents, political economy of energy|
|Ramankutty, Navin||Environment and Society, Agriculture, Climate Changes and Impacts, Global food security, Sustainable agriculture, Climate impacts, Land use change|
|Shneiderman, Sara||Intercultural and Ethnic Relationships, Political Culture, Society and Ideology, Local Cultures and Dynamics, Religion, Culture and Space, Ideological, Political, Economical and Social Environments of Social Transformations, Social Organization and Political Systems, International Development, Indigenous issues, Disaster response and preparedness|
|Sumaila, Ussif Rashid||[field_researcher_interest]|
The University of British Columbia welcomes Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane as the new Director of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) in the Faculty of Arts. Dr. Macfarlane will assume the role for a five-year term starting July 1st, 2020. Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane Dr. Allison M....
Dr. Jocelyn Fraser, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, SPPGA and NBK Institute of Mining Engineering Mr. Zorigtkhuu Bat-Erdene, MASc. Student, UBC and NBK Institute of Mining Engineering Dr. Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor, SPPGA and NBK Institute of Mining Engineering Public participation in mineral...
Congratulations to SPPGA Associate Professor Sara Shneiderman (SPPGA; Anthropology) who was awarded a Fostering Research Partnerships Fund (FRPF) grant for her project titled, “Understanding Nepali-Canadian Experiences in BC: Immigration, Intergenerational Change, and Well-Being,” in collaboration...
The University of British Columbia (UBC) continues to do well in international rankings. In the Times Higher Education subject rankings in 2019, we placed in the top 100 in all categories. We are ranked #52 overall in Arts and Humanities. The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings are...
The 2019-2020 Global Policy Projects are underway, with UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) student teams conducting fieldwork with clients on seven different projects in ten countries throughout December, 2019. The fieldwork component is a defining component UBC’s professional...