Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Professor, Director Emeritus, Institute of Asian Research, Ph.D, MPPGA

The Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

C416 Buchanan Building Block
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone: 1-604-822-4358
Email: yves.tiberghien@ubc.ca 

Research Interests:

Dr. Yves Tiberghien is the Director 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. In 2014-2016, Dr. Tiberghien also served as Co-director of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), which he founded as Chair of the UBC Public Policy Curriculum Committee in 2014. Dr. Tiberghien is a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. He 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. Dr. Tiberghien 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. He is leading an international team on the Paris Agreement on climate change and has intensive experience in natural resource and conservation research in North America.

Dr. Tiberghien’s current research 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. He is also currently working on articles on China’s role in global and regional governance (including G20, AIIB, climate change, Belt and Road Initiative) and several books Up for Grabs: Disruption, Competition, and the Remaking of the Global Economic Order; Navigating the Age of Disruption: Understanding Canada’s Options in a Shifting Global Order; and Geopolitics in East Asia: Response to COVID-19. Dr. Tiberghien 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.

Selected publications:

Tiberghien, Yves. 2017. “Fostering Bold and Innovative Ideas for Urgent Global Challenges: The V20 Contribution to the G20 during the China-German Transition.” Global Summitry: Politics, Economics and Law in International Governance. Oxford University Press. Vol. 3, No. 1. Pp. 1-18.

Tiberghien, Yves. 2014. “An Uncertain World: Rising Powers, Systemic Risk, and the Role of Institutions and Entrepreneurship: a Response to Brantly Womack’s ‘China’s Future in a Multinodal Order.” Pacific Affairs. Volume 87, No. 2. June 2014. Pp. 285-293.

Tiberghien, Yves and Niall Dugan. 2013 “Existing and Emerging Powers in the G20: the Case of East Asia.” Asien, the German Journal on Contemporary Asia. July (No 128). Pp 28-44.

Tiberghien, Yves and Hongcai Xu. 2013. “The G20’s Role in the Reform of the International Monetary System: Present Record, Potential, and Scenarios.” Global Summitry Journal. Vol1. Issue 1. June. http://globalsummitry.org/gsj/vol1/iss1/6/

Tiberghien, Yves. 2011. “La Chine face au grand jeu du G20 et de la gouvernance mondiale.” Revue Internationale de Politique Comparee. 18, no. 3: 95-122.

Tiberghien, Yves. 2010. “The Puzzling 2010 Diaoyutai/Senkaku Crisis:Centrifugal Domestic Politics, Shifting Balance of Power, and Weak Regional Institutionalization.” Harvard Asia Quarterly. Special Issue on Maritime Asia. Harvard University: Harvard Asia Center. Winter 2010. Volume XII, No. 3 & 4. Pp 70-78.

Tiberghien, Yves. 2011. “The political Consequences of Inequality in Japan.” Journal of Social Science (『社会科学研究』) 62, no. 1 (February): 77-99.

Tiberghien, Yves. 2009. “Transitional Competitive Governance and Agenda-Setting in the EU: the Battle over the Regulation of GMOs since the mid-1990s.” Journal of European Integration. 31. 3 (May): 389-407.

Tiberghien, Yves and Miranda Schreurs. 2007. “High Noon in Japan: Kyoto Protocol Politics and the Power of a Symbol.” Global Environmental Politics. 7.4 (November): 70 – 91.

Schreurs , Miranda and Yves Tiberghien. 2007. “Multi-Level: Explaining European Union Leadership in Climate Change Mitigation.” Global Environmental Politics. 7.4 (November): 19 – 46.

Tiberghien, Yves. 2007. Entrepreneurial States: Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea. Cornell Studies in Political Economy (directed by Peter Katzenstein). Ithaca and London : Cornell University Press.

Tiberghien, Yves. In press, August 2012. L’Asie, le G20, et le future du Monde. Paris: Presses de Science Po. Collection Nouveaux Debats. [Book cover here]

Tiberghien, Yves, ed. 2013. Leadership in Global Institution Building: Minerva’s Rule. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics Series. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave McMillan. 301 pages.

  • Chapter 1 (Yves Tiberghien): “Introduction: Minervian Actors and the Paradox of Post-1995 Global Institution Building” (pp. 1-22)
  • Chapter 2 (Yves Tiberghien): “Varieties of Minervians: Scorecards and Patterns” (pp. 25-32)
  • Chapter 15 (Yves Tiberghien): “Successes and Limits of the Minervian Moment” (pp. 260-269)