The three interconnected foci for research in Public Policy and Global Affairs (PPGA) are Global Asia and Asian Regionalism, China studies, and Public Policy in Science and Technology”
PPGA has launched major research projects in the following areas:
- regional governance and Asian regionalism
- policy innovation study in Asia;
- public administration and public consultation in Asia; and
- rise of China and its consequent global and regional impact - this research area aims to study the impact and implications of a rising China on Asia and/or Asian regionalism, as well as on global politics (e.g. the potential reform of institutions such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank).
At the same time, PPGA will develop a strong focus on public and international policy considerations pertaining to the impact of science and technology. Potential topics include global climate change, challenges of energy provision, biotechnology, the global internet, stem-cell research, and nuclear power development