On June 3, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) visiting fellows who are completing their academic year at Brookings. They discussed their views of U.S. foreign policy and current relations between their countries and the U.S. After the program, the CNAPS visiting fellows took questions from the audience.
Dr. Richard Weixing Hu
(Hong Kong) is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. During his fellowship at Brookings, Dr. Hu’s research focused on “China, the United States, and Future East Asian Regionalism: Managing the Changing Balance of Influence.”
Mr. Huang Ching-Lung (Taiwan) is vice president of the China Times, a leading daily newspaper in Taiwan. At Brookings, Mr. Huang researched “The Changing Role of the Media in Taiwan’s Democratization Process” with a focus on the media’s role and responsibilities in the public discourse—a vital component of Taiwan’s continuing democratic consolidation—and how perceptions of the media are often influenced by partisan agendas.
Dr. Akihiro Iwashita (Japan) is a professor in the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University. An expert on border issues, especially those between Japan and Russia, China and Russia, and Central Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Dr. Iwashita’s research explored “The New Geopolitics and Rediscovery of the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Reshaping Northeast Asia.”
Dr. Lim Haeran (Korea) is associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Seoul National University. Dr. Lim’s research at Brookings focused on “Democratization and Transformation Processes in East Asian Developmental States” with an emphasis on financial reform in Korea and Taiwan.
Dr. Pang Zhongying (China) is professor of International Relations at the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China in Beijing. During his fellowship at CNAPS, Dr. Pang researched “The Six Party Talks, Regional Security Mechanisms, and China-U.S. Cooperation.”
Dr. Georgy Toloraya (Russia) is a diplomat with Ministerial rank, who specializes in Korean affairs. Dr. Toloraya has had two postings in North Korea, served in the Russian Embassy in Seoul and as the Russian Federation’s consul general in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Toloraya’s CNAPS research project is titled, “Continuity and Change in Korea: Challenges for Regional and U.S.-Russia Policy Coordination.”