Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is a Director Emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Executive Director of the UBC China Council, and Associate Professor of Political Science. He is a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, a Senior Fellow with the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University. He is a Faculty Associate at both EHESS and Sciences Po in France. Dr. Tiberghien is also a Harvard Academy Scholar (2004-2006).
Dr. Tiberghien specializes in East Asian comparative political economy, international political economy, and global economic and environmental governance, with an empirical focus on China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. He focuses on the ongoing transition in the global economic and environmental order, in the face of new systemic risks, a changing balance of power, and the rise of populist political forces.
In 2007, he published Entrepreneurial States: Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea (Cornell University Press). His most recent books are L’Asie et le futur du monde (Paris: Science Po Press, 2012; also published in Chinese by Social Sciences Academic Press) and Leadership in Global Institution-Building: Minerva’s Rule (edited volume, Palgrave McMillan, 2013). He has published extensively on Japan’s and China’s political economy, global governance, global climate change politics, and the governance of agricultural biotechnology in China and Japan. He is currently working on articles and a book on China’s role in global governance (including G20, AIIB, climate change, Belt and Road Initiative), as well as articles on the tensions between global integration and forces of entropy in the global economic system.
Dr. Tiberghien is leading an international team on the Paris Agreement on climate change. He also founded the Vision 20 group in 2015, a new coalition of global scholars and policy-makers aiming at providing a long-term perspective on the challenges of global economic and environmental governance. The V20 has held two summits (Hangzhou, 2016, and Washington DC, 2017: http://www.thevision20.org).
Professor Tiberghien is a former visiting scholar at the Ilmin Institute, Korea University, and a former East Asia Institute Fellow (Seoul). He has conducted and published research on the political economy of Korea and on Korean international relations.