This ambitious program educates and informs mid-level experts (age 28-43) about Taiwan and U.S.-Taiwan relations. TUPP consists of two consecutive programs, including seminars in Washington, D.C. and a research trip to Taiwan.
TUPP is a groundbreaking two-week program that enhances the understanding of Taiwan among future American policy leaders. It provides a unique opportunity for America’s emerging leaders to gain the necessary personal experiences in Taiwan that will enable them to appreciate Taiwanese perspectives on cross-Strait matters, Taiwan’s role in the world, and the importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations.
In 2018, TUPP is expected to be held in June. The program will begin with 2-3 days in Washington, D.C. where the delegation will be briefed by U.S. officials, academics, and think tank experts. This will be followed by the Taiwan leg of the trip, where TUPP fellows will visit several cities and meet with a range of individuals from government, business, non-governmental organizations, and academia. The trip will involve exposure to Taiwan’s culture, history, and politics.
- Minimum of a master’s degree
- Minimum of three years of work experience in a think tank, government agency, or university
- Individuals do not need to be specifically China/Taiwan or regional experts
- Should have either never been to Taiwan or only traveled to Taiwan on vacation or to attend a conference
- Do not need to reside in Washington, D.C.
- All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents
Fellows will be expected to commit two weeks (June 2018) in Washington and Taiwan. All fellows will be required to write a short article on a topic related to U.S. policy toward Taiwan upon conclusion of the program.
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