Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is a Professor with the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also Director Emeritus with the Institute of Asian Research at UBC; Executive Director of the UBC China Council; Co-Director of the UBC Centre for Japanese Research; Chair of Vision20; and, Senior Fellow at the Global Summitry Project, Munk School, University of Toronto. Yves is leading UBC’s policy engagement in Asia.
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 East Asian comparative political economy, international political economy, and global governance, with an empirical focus on China, Japan, and Korea. 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 and China’s political economy, on global governance, global climate change politics, and on the governance of agricultural biotechnology in China and Japan.
Dr. Tiberghien is currently working on a multi-year project on systemic risk and global governance innovation: the role of norm and policy entrepreneurship. This extends his work 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). His most recent publications include two books (L’Asie et le futur du monde, Paris: Science Po Press, 2012; with Chinese expanded version published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in March 2015; and Leadership in Global Institution-Building: Minerva’s Rule, edited volume, Palgrave McMillan, 2013). He is currently working on articles and a book on China’s role in global governance. He is also scheduled to publish The Political Economy of East Asia: Regional Transformation and Global Impact (Palgrave, 2016).
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, Los Cabos in 2012, and St Petersburg in 2013).