Democracy, Good Governance And Pluralism | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region

Monday, October 26, 2020
Hoover Institution

CHAIR: Lanhee Chen (Hoover Institution)
DISCUSSANT: Larry Diamond (Hoover Institution)

•  The Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative meets the Belt and Road
   Lavina Lee, Macquarie University

•  Tackling Local Clientelism and Corruption: Taiwan’s experience
   Chin-shou Wang, National Cheng Kung University

•  Countering Sharp Power: Lessons from Taiwan
   Kharis Templeman, Hoover Institution



Dr. Lanhee Chen is David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution. A veteran of four US presidential campaigns, he is also the Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.

Dr. Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He chairs Hoover’s projects on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region and China’s Global Sharp Power. A renowned expert on democracy, he is the author of Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

Dr. Lavina Lee is a senior lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. She is the author of US Hegemony and International Legitimacy: Norms Power and Followership in the Wars on Iraq.

Dr. Kharis Templeman is a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. Formerly, he led the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project (TDSP) in the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford. He is co-editor of Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan: The Ma Ying-jeou Years.

Dr. Chin-shou Wang is professor of political science at National Cheng Kung University. His research focuses on judicial politics.