Professional bio

Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is the Director of Institute for Asian Research (IAR) and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Chinese Research, at the Center for Japanese Research, and at the Institute for European Studies at UBC, as well as a Research Associate at Science Po Paris and at the Asia Centre (Paris).

Yves is a graduate from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales). He earned a Master of Science in Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) and a Master of International Policy Studies from Stanford University. Yves was an Academy Scholar at Harvard University in 2004-2006. He has also been a Japan Foundation Scholar at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Keio University and GRIPS (Tokyo). In 2010-2011, he was a visiting professor at National Chengchi University of Taiwan, as well as an East Asian Institute Fellow at Peking University, Fudan University, Keio University, and Taiwan University.

He specializes in comparative political economy and international political economy with an empirical focus on China, Japan, and Korea. At UBC, he teaches courses in international and comparative political economy (with a focus on Asian political economy and geopolitics), as well as the courses on Chinese Politics and Japanese Politics.

In 2007, he published Entrepreneurial States: Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea (Cornell University Press in the Political Economy Series). He has also published many articles and book chapters on the Japan’s bubble economy, on global governance, global climate change politics, and on the governance of agricultural biotechnology.

Dr. Tiberghien is currently working on a multi-year project on the battle for global governance with a particular focus on the role of China, Japan, and Korea in the G20 and in global economic and environmental issues funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). He has published two new books on the topic (L’Asie et le future du monde, Paris: Science Po Press, August 2012; and Leadership in Global Institution-Building: Minerva’s Rule, edited volume, Palgrave McMillan, Febrary 2013). He is currently working on articles and a book on China’s role in global governance. He has published several articles on the G20 geopolitical chessboard and on the Chinese role in the G20. As a senior fellow with the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs, he is regularly attending G20 meetings (including Cannes in 2011 and Los Cabos in 2012).


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