Reflection on Fukuyama: the Unravelling of the Liberal World Order and the Rise of Populism

On January 24, 2018, Francis Fukuyama, a world-renowned political scientist, spoke to some few hundred students, faculty and public audience at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The talk was part of the Liu Institute’s Phil Lind Initiative. I had the opportunity to attend the event and here are highlights from the event. What is… Read More Reflection on Fukuyama: the Unravelling of the Liberal World Order and the Rise of Populism

The Underwhelming Canada-Indonesia Relationship

(Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the margins of the G20 Summit in Turkey – source: Prime Minister’s Office of Canada archive) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to China is an important foreign policy move, but there is one country in the Asia Pacific that Canada should not ignore.… Read More The Underwhelming Canada-Indonesia Relationship

Why Canadians must learn about Global Water Scarcity

In the past few decades, scholars and policy experts around the world have invested significant amount of time and resources in finding solutions to water scarcity and lack of sanitation. Globally, there are 1.2 billion people who do not have access to clean water and approximately 2.5 billion people do not have access to proper… Read More Why Canadians must learn about Global Water Scarcity