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|
|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|
|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|
|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 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; Citizenship; migration|
|Spiegel, Jerry||Global health, International health, environmental health, Cuba, Latin America, Effects of globalization on health, ecosystem approaches to human health, understanding and addressing influences of physical and social environments on health, global health and human security, the economic evaluation of interventions, and health and equity in Latin America|
|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|
|Tworek, Heidi||Historical studies; Europe; Germany; history of media and communications; international organizations; international relations; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies|
On December 29, 2022, Dr. Pitman B. Potter was appointed to the Order of Canada, a national honour that recognizes Canada’s most influential leaders and contributors to society. UBC SPPGA would like to congratulate Dr. Potter on his Order of Canada appointment in December 2022. The Order...
This keynote event featuring Sheri Meyerhoffer, Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. Ms. Meyerhoffer happened on January 25, 2023, and reflected on her experiences establishing the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise office and sustainability challenges in mining. This...
The Institute of Asian Research would like to invite UBC graduate students working on research in Asia to apply for the IAR Research Travel Grant. The grant will award $1000 to successful applicants who plan to travel for field work. The fund should go toward research Related to key contemporary...
January 4, 2023 – Prof. M.V. Ramana: The Decline and Fall of Nuclear Disarmament in 2022 January 5, 2023 – MPPGA Student Panthea Pourmalek, SPPGA Profs. Heidi Tworek and Yves Tiberghien: Can Elections Survive the Digital Age? January 11, 2023 – SPPGA Profs. Navin Ramankutty and...
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SPPGA is pleased to introduce policy practitioner fellow Julia G. Bentley. A career diplomat whose work has focused chiefly on Asia, she has held a variety of senior positions at Global Affairs Canada—most recently as Canada’s High Commissioner in Malaysia. Read Julia’s bio here. We...