Yves Tiberghien

Director of Institute of Asian Research (IAR)
Associate professor Of Political Science

Focal themes: G20, Systemic Risks and Global Public Goods,
Financial Regulations, Corporate Governance, Genetically-Engineered Foods (GMOs), and Climate Change
Focal regions: China, Japan, Korea and European Union


Photographed by Martin Dee
(University Photographer at UBC)

Executive Director of UBC China Council
Faculty Associate and Member of the Managing Committee, Center for Chinese Research (CCR)
Faculty Associate of Centre for Japanese Research (CJR),
Faculty Associate of Institute of European Studies (IES),
Faculty Associate of Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues (LIGI), and
Faculty Associate and Early Career Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS)
Research Associate, Asia Centre, Paris
Research Associate, Centre d’Etudes Europeennes, Science Po, Paris

Visiting Associate Professor, The School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP), Jakarta (Dec 2013 - Feb 2014)
Visiting Associate Professor, Science Po MPA, Paris

Selected News in The Media

Yves wrote an article for Asian Pacific Memo, "At the Frontier of the Middle Income Trap: Remarkable Parallels between India’s and Indonesia’s Elections" (Feb. 28, 2014)

"India and Indonesia are both facing crucial elections this year: May for India and July for Indonesia (April for parliament). Although contexts are different and their ties are rarely explored, they face remarkably similar economic issues. Both are seen as successful emerging powers of the 2000s and powerful members of the G20. Yet, in both cases, the public is tired of ineffective public policy, major bottlenecks, and corruption. In both, there is hope that a providential new leader will launch a new wave of key reforms and move the nation to a new stage of growth. [...]" For the full article, click here.

Yves wrote an article for iPOLITICS, "Worrying about the war of words in Pacific" (Jan. 20, 2014)

"[...] The Asia Pacific region is in the midst of a major tug-of-war between forces of economic integration and parochial posturing by domestic leaders to domestic audiences. What matters is whether leaders manage to correct the tit-for-tat cycle of misperceptions and symbolic moves, so as to focus on shared institutional steps. The fork in the road is 2014: Canada and its key allies can use their voice to nudge things forward without falling into the many traps offered by the region this year. [...]" For the full article, click here

Yves was interviewed with Dr.Alan S Alexandroff (Director of the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the U of T) on Youtube.

Yves talks with Dr.Alexandroff about G20 at the G20 Media Center


Yves was quoted in The Globe and Mail article, "G20 aims for co-ordinated approach to monetary policy" (Feb. 21, 2014)

Yves was interviewed with Mrtv English Channel (Myanmar National TV), "UBC presented the Honorary Professorship award to Dr. Aung Tun Thet" (Feb. 21, 2014)

Yves was quoted in CBCnews article, "Offshore assets of China's elite revealed in leaked records" (Jan. 21, 2014)

Yves was quoted in The Globe and Mail article, "China strives to find balance between growth and reform" (Jan. 20, 2014)

Yves wrote an article for Asia Pacific Memo, "Fragmentation vs. Integration in Asia in 2014: A Year for the History Books" (Jan. 7, 2014).

Yves was quoted in Caixin article, "G20峰会制度化 交出不俗成绩单" (The institutionalized G20 delivered remarkable outcome) (Sep. 7, 2013)

Yves was quoted in CNTV.CN article, "习近平主席出席二十国集团领导人第八次峰会纪实" (President Xi Jinping attends the 8th G20 summit) (Sep. 7, 2013)

Yves was quoted in Caijing Review article, "财经观察:圣彼得堡G20领导人峰会给我们留下了什么?" (Financial and Economic Observer: What has the G20 in St. Petersburg left with us?) (Sep. 6, 2013)

Yves was quoted in People's Daily English article, "China's sustained growth to bring more positive spillover for world economy" (Sep. 6, 2013)

Yves was interviewed with Xinhua, "Interview: China's economic restructuring to benefit long-term growth: expert" (Sep. 6, 2013)

Yves was quoted in News10abc article, "Obama pushes for Syria strikes at G-20 summit" (Sep. 5, 2013)

Yves was featured on ISN Podcast, "The Geopolitics of Free Trade in Northeast Asia" (Jun. 19, 2013)

Yves' interview appeared in "肖逸夫:中国经济还有上升的潜力" (Yves Tiberghien: China's Economy Still Has a Potential to Rise" in 社会科学报 (Social Science Weekly) (May 30 2013).

Yves was quoted in Slate.fr article on socialist governments in the 1980s and 1990s, "Le thatchérisme honteux de la classe politique française" (Apr. 8, 2013).

Yves was quoted in The Globe and Mail article on crisis in Korean peninsula, "Is this Round of Korea Threats Any Different" (Apr. 2, 2013).

Yves wrote an article for Caixin, "Asia Pacific Integration: China Is the Key, on the importance of China in Asia Pacific transitions and integrations" (Mar. 1, 2013).

Yves was quoted in the "Report on an Economic Partnership Agreement between Canada and Japan" by the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade (Feb. 2013).

Yves wrote an article for the Vancouver Sun, "What Asia's New Leaders Mean for Canada and Global Economy: The Impact of the New Shinzo Abe Government in Japan" (Jan. 24, 2013).

Yves was interviewed with Telejournal Colombie-Britannique, CBC-French edition (Nov. 13, 2012).

Yves talks with Julie Carpenter about
"A new generation of Chinese leaders"

new books

Yves Tiberghien eds. 2013. Leadership in Global Institution Building: Minerva’s Rule (Palgrave McMillan).



Nancy Bermeo and Jonas Pontusson eds. 2012. Coping with Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession (Russell Sage Foundation). Yves contributed to "Chapter 9: The Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Regime Change in Japan". For the details (introduction, table of contents, and other contributors) please click here.



Yves Tiberghien. 2012. L'Asie et le Futur du Monde (ScienncesPo. Les Presses)


A 5-minute video introduction in English to Yves' book,
"l'Asie et le futur du monde" ("Asia in the World") in the Asia Pacific Memo

Book Reviews
-A book review by Alternatives Economiques (October, 2012)
-A book review by Les Echos (November 6, 2012)

Book launch related events:
-22 October: Seminar on Obama's foreign policy
-24 October: "Global Governance: are Europe and Asia on the Same Line?"
-24 October: Documentary launch on TV, Obama and the world (Yves is a participant and responsible for interviews in Asia with the TV crew). For the full program of interviews and description, please click here. For the quick intro, please click here or here
-25 Octobre: Seminaire en Francais: "l'Asie et le futur du monde"


New article

Yves Tiberghien. 2012. "The Diaoyu/Senkaku Dispute: Analyzing Chinese and Japanese Perspectives" Canada-Asia Agenda 30: 1-8.



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