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New Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs launching this fall

Co-Directors Moura Quayle and Yves Tiberghien discuss the creation of the MPPGA program, the demand for it, and the potential for graduates to address significant, global policy challenges at the senior leadership level in this Ubyssey article.


Apply Now: Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security

The Liu Institute for Global Issues invites applications for the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) at the Associate or Full Professor level (a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1 2016, or until filled).

Candidates must hold a PhD in the social or natural sciences, including interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will have an excellent program of research in the study of global and human security including but not limited to: disarmament and peace-building; development; technology and/or cyber security; conflict diffusion; conflict transformation; critical security studies; and, macro, meso or micro-level analyses of insecurity. Candidates working in any part of the world will be considered. Experience in policy analysis and implementation is desirable.

Please download the posting for more details. Applicants are required to apply on UBC’s Faculty Careers site (Job ID: 21003) and be prepared to upload the following items (in the order listed): a recent CV, description of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three important publications, and examples of policy-related experience. Applicants are asked to send three suggested names of referees to Lindsay Marsh Review of completed applications is expected to begin September 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Asia-Pacific Report: What ‘One Belt, One Road’ means for Canadians

MPPGA Co-Director and IAR Director Yves Tiberghien shares how ‘One Belt, One Road’ could have global ramifications, especially if it reaches critical mass.

Apply Now: Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Policy for Resources and Development

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering invite applications for a jointly appointed Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainability and Policy for Resources and Development (a tenure-track appointment).

Please view the posting on UBC’s Faculty Careers page (Job #: 20570).

The Violence of Algorithms

Assistant Professor Taylor Owen writes about the automated state and the perils of algorithmic governance in his Foreign Affairs article, The Violence of Algorithms.

Who Is BC’s Big LNG Partner? A Petronas Primer

In a Tyee article on Petronas, the Malaysian oil company aiming to build a terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C., Assistant Professor Kai Ostwald comments on the Malaysian government’s recent cut in energy subsidies.