Named after Dr. Jieh Jow Liou, the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia conducts and facilitates leading edge research and debate on global issues – mobilizing knowledge into solutions and policy.

The Institute’s three main areas of strategic focus include:
•    Sustainability
•    Security
•    Social Justice

Liu Research

The Institute serves as a hub for global issues research at UBC and is designed to engage researchers and students across disciplines through partnerships with governments, NGOs and the private sector. The Institute does this by hosting regular workshops, panel discussions and guest lecturers which lead to in-depth reports, policy briefs, books, academic articles and media coverage, on a range of technical and current affairs topics.

The Liu Institute houses an interdisciplinary group of exceptional scholars, conducting global research in cross-cutting fields including law, business, political economy, international relations, comparative public policy, socio-cultural analysis, and socio-technical studies.

Liu Institute and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Institute brings together researchers, practitioners and students that examine a range of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues. The strength of this team comes from the interdisciplinary nature of its approach – exploring labour, governance, ethics, business practice, supplier relations, company and environmental benefits. This group additionally hosts the CSR Network on behalf of the Institute which hosts dialogues and debates among academics and practitioners regarding corporations and global sustainability.