I am currently involved in several larger projects with external partners. You'll find further information about each below:
Emerging Myanmar Initiative: I lead an IDRC-sponsored capacity building program at the Yangon University of Economics and the University of Yangon in Myanmar. The program began in 2017 and will run through 2020. Further information coming soon.
Centre for Southeast Asia Research: The Centre for Southeast Asia Research (CSEAR) operates as the hub for research and outreach on Southeast Asia at UBC. I will be director from 2018-2021. Previously, I was the co-director of the centre (with Abidin Kusno) in the 2014/15 academic year and director for the 2015/16 academic year, before stepping down in 2016-2018.
Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey: In collaboration with the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF), I led a team of UBC MPPGA students in conducting a survey of the Canadian private sector in Southeast Asia. The purpose was to provide insights into market conditions in the ASEAN region and better understand how the Canadian government can support deeper Canada-ASEAN economic ties. The report and additional information on the project can be found here.
Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Study: Together with a team of MPPGA students at UBC, I contributed (in partnership with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Business Council of Canada, and the Canada-ASEAN Business Council) to a study that will provide policy recommendations for the federal government of Canada on how to deepen the bilateral relationship with the ASEAN region. A subsequent report focused on potential benefits for the ASEAN region.