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.




Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
In the Nations Service
In the Nation’s Service: The Life and Times of George P. Shultz - A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice and Philip Taubman
The Hoover Institution and The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) host In the Nation’s Service: The Life and Times of George P…
Monday, January 30, 2023
Markets vs. Mandates
Markets vs. Mandates: Promoting Environmental Quality and Economic Prosperity
On January 30, 2023, the Hoover Institution will host a one-day conference on Markets vs. Mandates: Promoting Environmental Quality and Economic… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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