students watch a presentation as part of the ITAC student presentations at the Asian Institute.

Transformative Student Research at the Asian Institute

October 30, 2018

Recipients of the 2017-18 Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge and Global Taiwan Big Ideas Taiwan Competition shared their imaginative, timely, and impactful projects at the Asian Institute this September.

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Randall Hansen stands at the podium at the boardroom at 315 Bloor Street West to give a presentation in front of an audience.

Randall Hansen and Takashi Fujitani Examine the WWII Bombing of Japan

October 17, 2018

In his talk at the Asian Institute, Interim Munk School Director Randall Hansen compared the findings from his bestselling book Fire and Fury, about the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, to the case of Japan. Professor Takashi Fujitani served as discussant.

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Professor Tania Li stands outside on U of T campus. Photo by Diana Tyszko.

Professor Tania Li honoured with SSHRC Insight Award

October 3, 2018

Dr. Li is an affiliate of the Asian Institute and former Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies. She is the first U of T researcher to receive the prestigious Insight Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievement and demonstrable impact of the awardee’s research.

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H.E. Ambassador Donica Pottie with the esteemed panelists of CanCham Thailand’s Leadership in Energy Innovation Luncheon

Thailand’s Sustainability Movement

August 20, 2018

Master’s student Mary-Anne Meerasabeer reflects on what she learned about environmental sustainability in Thailand during a summer internship at CanCham Thailand.

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July 10, 2018

Johanna Pokorny, Bronwyn Frey, Nicholas Feinig, Brenton Buchanan In Japan, Professor Shiho Satsuka explains, the city of Osaka has a strong history of grassroots activism in advocating for issues of social inequality. Prof. Satsuka remembers this being visible when she...

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Mobilizing without the Masses: Control and Contention in China - text from book cover (red and white text on black background)

Diana Fu’s Mobilizing Without the Masses Awarded APSA’s 2018 Gregory Luebbert Prize

June 22, 2018

Professor Fu’s book was awarded the 2018 Gregory Luebbert Prize for the best book on Comparative Politics from the American Political Science Association.

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Prospects for the 2018 Johannesburg Summit: Alissa Wang

June 22, 2018

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Plane Pull for Sight

May 30, 2018

Asian Institute students, staff, faculty, and family worked together to pull a 757 cargo plane 20 feet across the tarmac at Pearson International Airport for the 2018 Orbis Plane Pull for Sight.

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Bob Rae and Professor Jacques Bertrand speak in the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs


May 22, 2018

Bob Rae spoke about the Rohingya crisis at an event hosted by the Asian Institute last week.

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Bob Rae

“Tell Them We’re Human”: Bob Rae on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

May 11, 2018

On May 17, Bob Rae, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, will discuss his report on the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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