• Taiwan’s Indo-Pacific Future: Strengthening Peace and Stability

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue (via Google Meet) -- 13 October 20210

    11:30 London/16:00 Delhi/18:30 Singapore/19:30 Tokyo

    Taiwan has increasingly been a point of focus in numerous bilateral and multilateral statements. Japan and the U.S. made explicit mention of peace and stability in the Taiwan strait, and we saw the G-7 include Taiwan in their joint communique. Most recently, prominent Japanese politicians have said that Taiwan is critical to their security and that there may be cases where Japan would come to their aid. These statements seen side-by-side with China’s position that Taiwan is an inherent part of China raises numerous questions as to Taiwan’s place in the Indo-Pacific.


    On Wednesday, October 13th , 2021 YCAPS’ Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue will host three scholars to share their views on Taiwan’s Indo-Pacific Future: Strengthening peace and stability.




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    Professor Hideshi Tokuchi joined the Defense Agency (the predecessor of the Ministry of Defense) of Japan in 1979 and served as the nation’s first-ever Vice-Minister of Defense for International Affairs from July 2014 to October 2015 after assuming several senior assignments in the Ministry including Director-General of Defense Policy Bureau. He is the President of the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS), a visiting professor and a senior fellow of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo as well as a Senior Research Adviser for Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI) also in Tokyo Professor Tokuchi was born in 1955. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tokyo in 1979, and his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D.) degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1986. His recent articles include “The Biden Administration and Japan’s Security Strategy,” Security Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2021, pp. 73-92, and “Maintaining the rules-based international order in the age of the US-China rivalry,” The European Security and Defence Union, Issue 37, December 2020, p. 23, https://magazine-the-european.com/archive/.


    Dr. Ketty W. Chen is the Vice President of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD). She is responsible for overseeing international cooperation and general administration at the TFD. Dr. Chen is also a member of the board for the Prospect Foundation. Dr. Chen is a political scientist and received her doctoral degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in Comparative Politics (Democratization), International Relations (Regional Security) and Political Philosophy. Dr. Chen also holds Master’s degrees in political science and international relations from the University of Oklahoma and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and psychology from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Chen was visiting assistant professor with the Political Science Department at Austin College in Sherman, TX. She also taught courses in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science as associate faculty at Collin College in Dallas, TX. Dr. Chen’s writing has appeared in Nikkei Asian Review, China File and the Prospect Journal. Dr. Chen has been referenced in publications and international media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Financial Times, BBC, and Le Monde. She contributed book chapters in “Taiwan’s Social Movements Under Ma Ying-jeou” (2017) and “Cities Unsilenced” (2017). Dr. Chen’s most recent work was published in “Taiwan in Dynamic Transition: Nation Building and Democratization” in 2020.


    Russell Hsiao is the executive director of the Global Taiwan Institute, senior fellow at The Jamestown Foundation, and adjunct fellow at Pacific Forum. He is a former Penn Kemble fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia. He previously served as a senior research fellow at The Project 2049 Institute and national security fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Prior to those positions he was the editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation from October 2007- to July 2011 and a special associate in the International Cooperation Department at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. While in law school, he clerked within the Office of the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission and the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Mr. Hsiao received his J.D. and certificate from the Law and Technology Institute at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Catholic University’s Journal of Law and Technology. He received a B.A. in international studies from the American University’s School of International Service and the University Honors Program.



    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

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    Moderator: Stephen Nagy

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge.

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