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Watch Part 2 of our Seeking Refuge series to learn about how migration has changed from a legal perspective.

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Moura Quayle

Liu Director and Co-Director of UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program.

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Research

Cutting a lifeline to maritime crime: marine insurance and IUU…

New research from the University of British Columbia finds that rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity.

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Research

Pipelines and the Politics of Structure: A…

Liu Professor George Hoberg uses the case of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline proposal to illuminate the political dynamics of energy in Canada in the 2010s.

Events

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February 2016
2:00 AM

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What happens to us when the carbon bubble bursts?

On September 30th, Jeff Rubin will give a talk regarding currentoil prices and the upcoming Canadian Election

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February 2016
9:00 AM

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Welcoming Refugees: Connecting Research, Learning and Practice

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February 2016
1:00 PM

Event

Who Owns The Ocean? Equality and Conversation in the Global…

Everyone is welcome to this public seminar about the conservation and exploitation of global ocean resources led by Dr. Marjo Vierros, a Visiting Fellow at the Liu Institute.

MOA Panorama

21

March 2016
4:00 PM

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Growing Human Cities through Urban Agriculture

Join us for a stimulating talk by Maria Alejandra Pineda-Escobar, Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College

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01

April 2016
9:30 AM

Event

Research for International Development and Democracy

UBC and the International Development Research Centre invite you to a day of programming about democratic transition and international development priorities.

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April 2016
4:30 PM

Event

Nowhere People Project ft. Greg Constantine, Allard Prize Photography Competition…

Greg Constantine is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and is one of the winners of the semi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition.

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April 2016
12:00 PM

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Public Talk and Workshop with Dr. Ericka Beckman

The Latin America and the Global research group invites those concerned with the culture and economy of development in the Global South to join a day of activities.

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April 2016
12:00 PM

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Functions of NGOs in Contemporary Russia: The Case of the…

Join us for this engaging talk with Dr. Olga Rosenblum, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, on functions of NGOs in contemporary Russia.

Navin Farm

26

April 2016
7:30 PM

Event

A Framework for Understanding Why Food Security Discussions are Contentious

In this Café Scientifique talk, Dr. Ramankutty will use an assessment framework to explore the available evidence supporting or opposing the various claims about the most sustainable way to farm…

Marjo Vierros

27

April 2016
1:00 PM

Event

An Ocean of Diplomacy – Negotiating for the Health of…

This talk by Liu Visiting Fellow Marjo Vierros will examine how questions about the use and protection of ocean space and resources feature into UN negotiations around the global ocean…

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May 2016
7:30 PM

Event

Nagasaki: Memories of My Son

Join us for a free screening of a film starring Sayuri Yoshinaga and Kazunari Ninomiya as mother and son in postwar Nagasaki.

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June 2016
9:00 AM

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Against Disappearance: A Photographic Search for Memory, Lobby Gallery Exhibition

Drop by this summer to view our new Lobby Gallery art exhibition, Against Disappearance: A Photographic Search for Memory.

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June 2016
7:30 PM

Event

100 Days Book Launch

Join the launch event of 100 Days by Juliane Okot Bitek featuring readings by Jordan Scott and Cecily Nicholson.

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June 2016
5:45 PM

Event

I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord’s…

Please join author Evelyn Amony for the launch of her memoir that provides a rare glimpse of her life as the forced wife to Joseph Kony.

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June 2016
9:30 AM

Event

Learning from Lived Experience

A workshop that will use the memoir 'I am Evelyn Amony' as a starting point for a discussion on learning from lived experiences, examining key themes reflected in the book…

Future of Food Series

12

September 2016
12:00 PM

Event

UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series

This series brings together food security and sustainability experts from across the university and North America to engage the UBC community and the public around the global food system.

Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies

15

September 2016
6:30 PM

Event

How Populism is Transforming American Politics — On the Left…

Join Lind Initiative speakers Peter Beinart and David Frum, with moderator Andrew Coyne, on How Populism is Transforming American Politics — On the Left and Right.

Jane Mayer

23

September 2016
6:30 PM

Event

Dark Money: How Money is Shaping the U.S. Election

Join Lind Initiative speaker Jane Mayer to explore Dark Money: How Money is Shaping the U.S. Election.

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14

October 2016
6:30 PM

Event

Why the Right Went Wrong: The State of U.S. Conservatism…

Join Lind Initiative speaker E. J. Dionne Jr. to explore Why the Right Went Wrong: The State of U.S. Conservatism in the Year of Trump.

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26

October 2016
6:30 PM

Event

Examining the Nomination Process: How did we get here? Where…

Join Lind Initiative speakers Hans Noel and Byron Shafer, with moderator and UBC Professor Richard Johnston, to explore how the Republican nomination battle defied prediction.

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November 2016
5:00 PM

Event

Refugee Symposium & Opera

The UBC Refugee Symposium and Opera is intended to stimulate discussion on the global refugee crisis.


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Featured Research

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Complexities and challenges in the emerging cookstove carbon market in India

"Improved" cooking technologies have been generally understood to be a "win–win" development intervention creating both environmental and development benefits. Yet dissemination of improved cooking technologies has faced many challenges. Carbon finance provides an opportunity to address some of the financial barriers in dissemination initiatives.

"Improved" cooking technologies have been generally understood to be a "win–win" development intervention creating both environmental and development benefits. Yet dissemination of improved cooking technologies has faced many challenges. Carbon finance provides an opportunity to address some of the financial barriers in dissemination initiatives.