The Asian Studies Network was created to enhance knowledge and understanding of the Asia region within the University of Ottawa community. It aims to support and promote research and thinking on Asia in the security, economic, political, social and cultural spheres. The ASN brings together students, scholars, policy-makers and diplomats with expertise on Asia to give presentations and lead discussions on issues of importance to Asia and Canada.

Network Coordinators

Nipa Banerjee, Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies

Susan Gregson, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

André Laliberté, Professor, Political Studies

Patrick Leblond, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CN – Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy

Pascale Massot, Assistant Professor, Political Studies

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior Fellow, Institute for Science, Society and Policy

Errol Mendes, Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law

Scott Simon, Professor, Sociological and Anthropological Studies

Yongjing Zhang, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Modi 3.0: Implications for India, the Indo-Pacific, and Canada

In collaboration with the Centre for International Policy Studies, its Asian Studies Network and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Beginning April...

May 14th, 2024

After the Elections in Taiwan: Which Path Forward for President-elect Lai?

Presented by CIPS and the Asian Studies Network The January presidential and legislative elections of January 13th in Taiwan were followed worldwide...

Jan 23rd, 2024

Accelerating Climate Action: Private Sector Engagement and Global Partnership

Presented by CIPS, the Asian Studies Network and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy The Centre for International...

Sep 25th, 2023

Crisis at the Crossroads: What Can Afghanistan’s Neighbours Do to Help Stabilization and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan?

Presented by the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), the Asian Studies Network (ASN), and the York Centre for Asian Research, York...

Mar 24th, 2023

Options for Afghanistan: One Year after the Return of the Taliban

Presented by CIPS, the Fragile States Research Network and the Asian Studies Network The Centre for International Policy Studies invites you to...

Oct 19th, 2022

Quest for Economic Security: Japan, Canada, and the Indo-Pacific

Presented by CIPS, the Asian Studies Network, the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair, and the Embassy of Japan in Canada The CIPS Asian...

Jun 15th, 2022

A Conversation with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: Current Situation and the Best Practices for Protecting Future Assistance to Afghanistan

Webinar Featuring Keynote Speaker John Sopko US Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and Discussant Daryl Copeland, former Diplomat and Professor   Presented by CIPS, the...

Apr 7th, 2022

International Solidarity between Indigenous Peoples: Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Post-COVID World

Registration: Zoom The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is pleased to partner with the Centre for International Policy Studies Asian...

Mar 21st, 2022

China – Recent Changes, the Plight of the Uyghurs and Regional Implications, Featuring The Globe and Mail’s Asia Correspondent, Nathan VanderKlippe

Registration: Eventbrite Poster Presented by CIPS and the Canadian International Council (CIC) National Capital Branch For eight years, Canadians and many others...

Jun 17th, 2021