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January 2019

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On Monday, December 17th, 2018, College of Social Science organized “CSS International Programs IDAS/IMAS/IMES Admission Information Session: Keys to Your Future Success” for introducing prospective students who want to study at NCCU and in Taiwan. The programs are International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS), International Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS), and International Master’s Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES). We were honored from directors of the programs giving admission information to the programs, and talking about benefits of studying the international programs at NCCU. First of all, Professor

On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS) with Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) co-organized a talk in “Canada’s Role in Indo-Pacific”. We were honored from Mr. Michael McCulloch, Director of General Relations of CTOT, and Mr. Huy Nguyen, Deputy Director of General Relation of CTOT giving the talk on the great day. Canadian border is alongside with the Pacific Ocean, so, the country cares about Asia-Pacific Region. Over the last 30 years, A lot huge immigration from Asia-Pacific Region have changed Canada. From 2000 -

On 5th December, 2018, CSS organized a talk by Mr. Gustavo H. Feddersen who is in Taiwan under Taiwan Fellowship Programme. Mr. Feddersen talked about “China’s Political Leadership and Taiwan”, in this talk he tried to compare different approaches for cross-Strait relations in the 21st century between Taiwan and China. Mr. Feddersen talked about the complex situation where China's declared goal of "reunifying with Taiwan" has not changed over time, each administration has employed different methods for its achievement. In his talk he aimed to compare Hu Jintao's and Xi Jinping's

Once again we got an opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Juan Martin Uriburu who graduated from IDAS (2014) and IMCS (presently known as IMAS; 2008). Dr. Uriburu was visiting Taipei as a guest speaker in Chihlee University of Technology speaking on China-Latin American Relations. Dr. Uriburu’s master thesis was about Chinese-Argentine relationship and his doctorate dissertation was about China's energy security and energy policy towards Argentina and Brazil (fossil fuels and biofuels [ethanol and biodiesel]. During his time in NCCU he held various positions such as, teaching International

One of the recent lecture hosted by IDAS was on the topic “The Japan-U.S. Security Alliance and the Defense of the ROC (Taiwan). The lecture was by Prof. Kerry Gershaneck who is currently a Taiwan Fellow at Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University. Speaking on U.S policy for strategic ties and policy by U.S President Donald Trump there has been majorly three initiatives, first, is the National Security Strategy (NSS) in 2017; National Defense Strategy (NDS) in 2018; and finally for Fiscal Year 2019,

How advances in digital and robotic technology are creating a new non-human notion of conflict and how such conflict could be perpetual. Predicting the future (of conflict) might be indeed a thankless task but predicting a future (of conflict) in which humans no have a role at battlefield any more might be even more thankless: With no soldiers present, it will solely be up to robotic systems to report if the generals were for once right. And although robotics have advanced significantly in the last decades, a robot with an emotional