UBC Professor Yves Tiberghien inducted Knight of the national Order of merit [fr]
"Ca représente de l’émotion, de la gratitude, un sentiment d’humilité et et puis beaucoup d’encouragement sur mon travail".
Yves Tiberghien, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), was appointed Knight of the national Order of merit on Thursday June 14th, 2018.
With this distinction, France acknowledges the great contribution Mr. Tiberghien has made on topics of common interest for France and Canada: global governance, climate change and the environment, defense, the international order reform and developing close ties with Asia, his area of expertise, which sees him regularly quoted in the Canadian media.
A graduate from French business school HEC, Mr. Tiberghien maintains close connections with French higher education institutions such as Sciences-Po Paris, where he acts as a faculty associate, or Paris’ “Centre Asia”, a center for dialogue and research institute. He is at the center of many students and research exchange programs between these two prestigious establishments that are UBC and Sciences-Po Paris.
As a reminder, the Knight of the national Order of merit was coined by Napoleon Bonaparte to reward French citizens and foreign nationals contributing to the promotion of France’s values as well as its cultural diffusion.