Research programs

Regulating Globalization in South and Southeast Asia

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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

Bangkok, Thailand

This roundtable series situates contemporary Southeast Asia in Asia and the wider world, examining the many ways the pressing issues in the region affect us all. 

Global South Colloquium

Global South Colloquium

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 parts of the world whose states emerged out of the embers of European imperialism.

Migration & mobility

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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.


picture of Chinese housing crowded along the water

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."

South Asia Global Forum

South Asia Global Forum banner image of Indian street scene

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.

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.