The Asian Studies Network (formerly the Asian Studies Roundtable) is an informal Centre for International Policy Studies’ (CIPS) network whose goal is to enhance their 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 (nationally and internationally). The ASN invites 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

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

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

Scott Simon, Professor, Sociological and Anthropological Studies

André Laliberté, Professor, Political Studies

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

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

with the help of Rosette Gagnon-Bélanger (GAC)

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Past Events

CANCELLED: Bangladesh at the Cross Roads: The Country’s March to Leave No One Behind

EVENT CANCELLED, TO BE RE-SCHEDULED The High Commission of Bangladesh in Ottawa, in collaboration with CIPS and the Asian Studies Network, presents...

Mar 18th, 2020

Myanmar: Prospects for 2020

Presented by CIPS, the Asian Studies Network (ASN), the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN), and The Asia Foundation Dr. Matthew Arnold, Country...

Feb 18th, 2020

What Is in Store for Taiwan after the Presidential and Legislative Elections?

Presented  by CIPS, the Asian Studies Network, and the Chair in Taiwan Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences Professor André Laliberté...

Jan 16th, 2020

Canada-Asia: Geopolitical Relations

Presented by CIPS and the Asian Studies Network Examining security and geopolitical issues in the Asia Pacific, Stewart Beck will explore the...

Jan 16th, 2020

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: A Pivotal Moment for Taiwan Under the Shadow of China

Presented by CIPS and the Asian Studies Network (ASN) Description: The Jan. 11, 2020, elections will mark a pivotal moment in Taiwan’...

Nov 13th, 2019

Des sentinelles pour l’environnement. Les observateurs d’oiseaux à Taiwan et Hong Kong

La Chaire de recherche sur les études Taïwanaises, ainsi que l’École d’études sociologiques et anthropologiques et le Centre d’études en politiques internationales, vous...

Nov 5th, 2019

The Fat Tech Dragon: Commercial and Strategic Implications of China’s Hi-Tech Drive

Presented by the Asian Studies Network and the China Policy Centre Scott Kennedy will discuss China’s high-tech drive which has drawn both fierce...

Apr 26th, 2018