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Thursday, April 28, 2016

CISAR / IAR Conference: Challenges of Urbanization

Sponsor: Centre for India and South Asia Research
Place: Room 120, C.K Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
By: Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta (President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi), Dr. Amartya Lahiri (UBC), Dr. Milind Kandlikar (UBC), Dr. John Harriss (SFU), Dr. Naresh Devineni (CUNY)
Type: Conference
Date: Friday, Apr 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Over the next three decades the world urban population is expected to rise by over two billion people with China and India alone accounting for almost a third of this. This rapid urbanization will bring myriad challenges for these economies spanning employment, housing, resource management, environmental degradation as well as societal tensions. The conference will bring together five speakers from Canada, the USA and India to discuss the recent urbanization experience of India and their lessons for the future.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta -- Academic Visitor

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta (President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi) will be an Academic visitor at CISAR and IAR from April 25 to May 4. During his visit, he will give two public talks  -- on April 25 and May 2. Both talks will be from 4 - 5:30 pm in Room 120, C.K. Choi building. Please refer to our events calendar for more details on each event.

In addition, Dr. Mehta will also be available for office meetings by appointment and office hours (Apr 26 & 28, May 2 & 4, 11:00 am - noon) at 226 - 1855 West Mall. Please contact Professor Lahiri by email (amartya.lahiri@ubc.ca) if you wish to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Mehta outside the listed office hours.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

High-Ranking Tibetan Master to Speak About Tibetan Buddhism's Relevance in 21st Century


Join us on Wednesday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. for a talk by His Holiness Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre, simultaneously broadcast to the Franklin Lew Forum. HH Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa is an incarnate lama in a line of great masters that began with the enlightened translator of Tibet, Marpa Lotsawa (1013-1097). For more information, please visit the Buddhism and Contemporary Society.

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Vision 20: International Summit on Global Governance’s New Frontiers

Improving Global Governance and Addressing Systemic Risk: How Can the G20 Take a Proactive Role in 2016?

From March 31 – April 1, the Institute of Asian Research, along with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Zhejiang University, co-lead Vision 20: International Summit on Global Governance’s New Frontiers in Hangzhou, China. We would like to thank our sponsors, the Rockcheck Group and the Istuary Innovations Labs Inc., for their generous support. The event brought together 50 world-class speakers and a dozen universities to seek a bigger picture approach to the G20, initiate a new network, as well as produce a blue paper and book to influence the G20 in September. View the event summary here.

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Friday, April 01, 2016

Student Tickets Available - From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Poetry of Nuclear Survival

Renowned actor Sayuri Yoshinaga and composer / pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto present a reading and musical  performance of poems by survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. This unique event will be followed by a reception at the Liu Institute for Global Issues. The event is free and open to students only until April 15. For more details, see the event description.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Second UBC Student to Join Peking University as Yenching Scholar

Dongwoo Kim, a graduating Master’s student from UBC’s Department of Political Science, will become the second UBC student to attend Peking University as a Yenching Scholar. Yenching Academy houses a fully funded one-year residential program leading to a Master of China Studies degree. With UBC as Yenching’s partner university, IAR facilitated the pre-selection process. For more information about Yenching, please visit their website.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

IAR's High Profile Event in China

Vision 20: International Summit on Global Governance's New Frontiers. Co-lead by the Institute of Asian Research, Munk School of Global Affairs, and Zhejiang University. View full details on the website: thevision20.org

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Five UBC PhD Students Garner Inaugural Pan Tianshou Scholarship

Li Guo (Political Science), Yanlong Guo (Art History, Visual Art and Theory), Natasha Osing (Archaeological Anthropology), Guldana Salimjan (Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice), and Minoru Takano (Asian Studies) were selected to each receive a $2,000 Pan Tianshou Scholarship for their excellence in research on China. The selection was made by a committee of Institute of Asian Research faculty members in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The scholarship is funded by the Pan Tianshou Foundation based in China and the Vancouver Chinese Culture and Arts Foundation. Congratulations!

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