A new class of visiting fellows from Asia has joined the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at the Brookings Institution. Five scholars from the region will conduct research, analysis, and comprehensive programs during their one-year visit.
Established in 1998, CNAPS is designed to enhance policy development and understanding on the pressing political, economic, and security issues facing Northeast Asia. To this end, the program invites up to six visiting fellows from the region to spend nine to twelve months with the Center, conducting individual and collaborative research, and interacting with the U.S. policymaking community.
Directed by new senior fellow and U.S.-China scholar Richard C. Bush, the Center sponsors seminars, conferences, and roundtables, and produces the annual Northeast Asia Survey, an authoritative analysis of political, economic, and security developments in the region. Bush was previously chairman of the board and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan. Prior to that, he served as an intelligence officer at the National Intelligence Council in Washington, D.C., where he coordinated analysis of East Asia issues within the intelligence community and acted as a liaison between the intelligence community and policymakers.
“The yearly addition of these talented professionals and their regional expertise is an enormous boon to Brookings,” said Bush. “Their research will inform U.S. regional policy and the Brookings experience.”
“Our CNAPS visiting fellows offer Washington policymakers and analysts a unique window into the perspectives of this vital region,” said Jim Steinberg, Vice President of Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings. “Together with previous years’ fellows, they are building a network of knowledgeable experts that will enhance cooperation throughout North East Asia and with the United States.”
Principal areas of focus for the Center this year include Korea’s future role in Northeast Asia; China-Taiwan relations; political and economic reform in Japan; and integrating China into the regional and global economy.
The 2002-2003 CNAPS Visiting Fellows and their research topics are:
- Dr. Chung Jae Ho (Republic of Korea), Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Seoul National University: “How America Views South Korea-China Bilateralism”
- Dr. Lin Joyce Juo-yu (Taiwan), Director and Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Tamkang University; China-ASEAN Free Trade Area: “ASEAN+1 and Its Impact on U.S. Strategic Interests in East Asia”
- Mr. Nakano Tamotsu (Japan), Chief Researcher, Northeast Asia Project Division, KRI International, Ltd., Tokyo: “Cooperative Security and Economic Integration in Northeast Asia”
- Dr. Wong Wilson Wai Ho (Hong Kong), Lecturer, Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong: “The Role of Civil Service in the Economic Transformation of Major Northeast Asian Countries”
- Ms. Zhang Ye (China), China Country Director, The Asia Foundation: “Governance and Civil Society in China” (Zhang Ye will spend the fall at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and join Brookings in January