Research programs


Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts


In an effort to contain the Covid-19 virus, governments have responded with extensive, and often unprecedented, measures restricting the daily lives of their citizens and functioning of society. CAPI has galvanized its international network of legal scholars and social scientists to examine how these first-wave policies and practices – and the trade-offs they require - have played out across Asia.


Regulating Globalization in South & Southeast Asia


CAPI is facilitating a global community of young leaders to conduct interdisciplinary research on innovative governance and justice strategies to mitigate the harsher effects of economic globalization in South and Southeast Asia.


Southeast Asia in Global Context

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This roundtable series regularly convenes leaders from across academia, industry, and government and non-governmental organizations alike, to examine the pressing issues in Southeast Asia as they relate to regional and global affairs.


Migration & Mobility


CAPI hosts a dedicated migration and mobility program, which brings together experts in the field from all over the world to share expertise and knowledge of migration and mobility issues related to Asia.


Global South Colloquium

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The Global South Colloquium provides a forum for regular interdisciplinary exchange and intellectual exploration on the history and politics of globalization. The colloquium focuses its attention on the “Global South,” traditionally referring to those states that emerged out of the shadows of European imperialism.



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Our China research activities centre around the work of our China Research Chair who is examining the inner-workings of the Communist Party and China's "unsustainable prosperity."


Asia in Africa


From China's Belt and Road Initiative to South Asian involvement in the African garment industry, our "Asia in Africa" programming focuses a lens of critical inquiry on the issues and implications of increasing Afro-Asiatic relations.


Landscapes of Injustice

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A seven year, multi-partner research project housed at CAPI exploring the forced dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.


South Asia Global Forum


Our South Asia Global Forum promotes academic research, teaching and public engagement with South Asia and multi-faceted South Asian diasporic populations as a link to globally situated questions and conversations.