Andrew Yang, "Asia-Pacific Security Environment Changes and ROC's Defense Transformation"


Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:15pm

Location: CGIS South, Room S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Asia-Pacific Security Environment Changes and ROC's Defense Transformation
Andrew Nien-dzu Yang

Andrew Yang will give an overview of the security environment in the Asia-Pacific with a focus on critical issues such as the East China Sea sovereignty dispute, the South China Sea sovereignty dispute, the Korean Peninsula crisis, and the PRC’s military threat. He will also discuss the ROC’s national defense policies and military strategy and the presence of the US military in the Asia-Pacific.

Andrew Nien-Dzu Yang has been deputy minister for policy in Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense since September 2009 and advisor to the ministry since 2000. He previously served as advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998) and the Mainland Affairs Council (1999-2001). From 1986 to 2000, he was research associate at the Sun Yat-sen Center for Policy Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung. He holds an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.