Dr. Richard Bush - "Taiwan’s 2016 Elections and the Implications for China-Taiwan relations"
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The New SIE COMPLEX - 1st Floor Forum
RSVP Required—Light Refreshments Provided
Dr. Richard Bush is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of its Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, and the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies. He came to Brookings in July 2002 after nineteen years working in the US government. Starting in 1983, Bush served as a staff person for Congressman Stephen Solarz, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs. After 1993 Bush worked for two-plus years for Congressman Lee Hamilton, the senior Democrat on the House International Relations Committee. Bush served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia In 1995 and the Chairman and Managing Director of the American Institute in Taiwan in 1997. During his five years as chairman he played a key role in the conduct and articulation of U.S. policy towards Taiwan. Bush received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and is the author of three books: At Cross
Purposes, Untying the Knot: Making Peace in the Taiwan Strait and Uncharted Strait: The Future of China-Taiwan Relations.