International Cooperation in East Asia under COVID-19: Perspectives on Taiwan, Japan, and the United States

Join us to discuss how the pandemic is shaping Taiwan, Japan, and the United States, and what opportunities for deeper collaboration may emerge from the pandemic.

As officials across the globe debate how the international community will and should function under COVID-19’s spread, collaboration is more important than ever for sharing experiences and identifying best practices. Expert perspectives from the United States, Taiwan, and Japan reveal how the pandemic is impacting domestic and foreign policy priorities.


Shirley Kan, Independent Specialist in Asian Security Affairs

Ms. Kan provided legislative support on Asian Security Affairs to Congress in the Congressional Research Service’s Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division from 1990 to 2015. She is an original Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Taiwan Institute. She speaks at conferences, is cited in the media, and publishes her analysis widely.

Chang-Chuan Chan, Dean, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University

Dr. Chan has been dean of National Taiwan University’s College of Public Health since 2017. He is also the director of the Global Health Center of the college since 2011 and has taught in the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Sciences since 1996.

Dr. Yasuhiro Matsuda, Professor, University of Tokyo

Dr. Yasuhiro Matsuda is a professor of international politics at the University of Tokyo, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia. He spent sixteen years in the National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense, as an assistant and a senior research fellow. He specializes in political and diplomatic history of Asia, cross-Strait relations, and Japan’s foreign and security policies.

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