Dr. Yves Tiberghien named Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by the President of France

Congratulations to Dr. Yves Tiberghien on being named Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by the President of France!

The Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite (National Order of Merit)is a French order of merit with membership awarded by the President of the French Republic, founded on 3 December 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle. The reason for the order’s establishment was twofold: to replace the large number of ministerial orders previously awarded by the ministries; and to create an award that can be awarded at a lower level than the Legion of Honour, which is generally reserved for French citizens. It comprises about 187,000 members worldwide.


Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and is the Director of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. He is also the Executive Director of the UBC China Council, Co-Director of the UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, a Senior Fellow with the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University and Sciences-Po Paris.