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

Thursday, July 25, 2024 5:30 PM ET
One Day One
On Day One: An Economic Contingency Plan For A Taiwan Crisis
The China's Global Sharp Power Project at the Hoover Institution hosts the launch of On Day One: An Economic Contingency Plan for a Taiwan Crisis on… Hoover Institution in DC
Thursday, August 8, 2024 4:30 PM PT
cover of book by Heath Hardage Lee "The Mysterious Mrs. Nixon"
The Un-Presidented Speaker Series: Heath Hardage Lee
Historian, biographer, and curator Heath Hardage Lee will present on The Mysterious Mrs. Nixon: Washington’s Most Private First Lady Revealed at the… Shultz Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Monday, August 12, 2024 4:30 PM PT
l&a book talk Benjamin Nathans
Book Talk: "To The Success of Our Hopeless Cause" by Benjamin Nathans
Join the Hoover History Lab and Hoover Institution Library & Archives for a special hybrid event with Benjamin Nathans, introduced by Stephen… Shultz Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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