Brookings President Strobe Talbott announced today that four new visiting fellows will join the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) for its spring 2012 fellowship program. This group of CNAPS visiting fellows includes scholars from Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan and Vietnam, who will be in residence at Brookings through June 29. The research theme for the 2011-2012 fellowship year is “organizing for national security decisionmaking.”
“I am pleased to welcome this group of rising thought leaders from across East Asia to CNAPS and the Brookings community,” Talbott said. “By drawing on their considerable experiences as policy experts and practitioners, they are sure to make important contributions both in Washington and in their own countries.”
CNAPS hosts two separate classes of fellows per academic year—one in the fall and another in the spring. The fall class regularly includes fellows from China, Japan, and Korea, and is in residence at Brookings from August to December. The CNAPS fellowship program is now in its fourteenth year.
The spring term’s fellows are:
- Yufan Hao is a professor of political science and dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Macau. His areas of expertise are U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policymaking, Chinese politics, and Macau politics. While at Brookings, Dr. Hao will research and write about “Dilemma of Openness: Societal Factors in China’s National Security and Foreign Policy Decision Making.”
- Kwei-Bo Huang is an associate professor in the Department of Diplomacy and director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University, Taipei. His research interests include international conflict management, public diplomacy, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations of Southeast Asia. Dr. Huang’s research at CNAPS will focus on “Meliorating Taiwan’s National Security Decision-making: Organizational and Political Perspectives.”
- Nguyen Nam Duong is currently assistant director-general of the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies in the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, a think tank affiliated with Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Nguyen’s research interests include the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific regional security issues, and Vietnamese foreign policy. His CNAPS working paper is tentatively entitled “Reorganizing for the Sake of National Interest: Interagency Cooperation in Vietnam and the Establishment of a Vietnam-U.S. Strategic Partnership.”
- Nyamosor Tuya served as Mongolia’s foreign minister during 1998-2000. She has also worked as director of policy planning for Mongolia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs during 1996-1998, and most recently, as minister-counselor at the Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations during 2010-2011. Ms. Tuya’s research interests include democracy and democratization, nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, international peace and security, and gender equality. Her research project at Brookings will focus on “Mongolia’s Nuclear Weapons-Free Status: Recognition Versus Institutionalization.”
Established in 1998, CNAPS promotes research, analysis and exchange and is designed to enhance policy development and understanding on the pressing political, security and economic issues facing Northeast Asia. The Visiting Fellows Program, the Center’s flagship initiative, offers mid-career fellowships that bring up to eight fellows each year from Northeast Asia to Brookings to conduct research and interact with the U.S. policymaking and academic communities. Under the direction of Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Bush, CNAPS also sponsors an array of policy-oriented seminars, discussions, and publications, including the Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary.
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