Liu Institute for Global Issues

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Liu Institute for Global Issues
Coat of Arms
of the University of British Columbia
Type Public
President Stephen Toope
Provost Dr. David Farrar
Location Canada Vancouver, Kelowna & Great Northern Way Campus, British Columbia, Canada
Campus Urban
Affiliations APRU
Universitas 21
IAU, CIS, CWUAA, CUSID, AUFSC, Corpus Christi College (Vancouver)

The Liu Institute for Global Issues is an organization devoted to research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Named after Dr. Jieh Jow Liou, the Liu Institute conducts and facilitates research on global issues, mobilizing knowledge into solutions and policy. Its current focus is on advancing sustainability, security, and social justice. From February 2013 the Institute hosts UBC's undergraduate international relations program.

Founded in 1998 by Professor Ivan Head and opened in 2000, the Institute acts as a hub for global research and emerging issues at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Dr. Peter Dauvergne, Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Politics, is the Institute's current director (since July 2009).[1]

The Institute hosts research networks and groups on: corporate social responsibility; global and transnational ethnographies; global health; international development; migration; transitional justice; affect, politics and theory; contemporary conflict; gender and sexuality in Latin America; geographies of governance, transnationalism, and inequality; policy issues relevant to queer communities; and, the Philippine community in Canada.[2]


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