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Development Aid in the South Pacific Region

[alaya_dropcap]N[/alaya_dropcap]CCU was happy to recently have Prof. Baiq spoke about aid politics in South Pacific Region (SPR). As the South Pacific is a huge region, for the sake of ease, it is sometimes divided into three sub-regions: Melanesia (the word Mela means Black); Micronesia (Micro meaning tiny) and Polynesia (the word Poly means many). In […]

New Southbound Policy Workshop I: Regional Perspectives

Visiting Scholars from the Philippines and Indonesia share their perspectives of the Tsai administration’s New Southbound Policy two years after its implementation [alaya_dropcap]O[/alaya_dropcap]n May 11, 2018, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at National Chengchi University (NCCU), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (ROC), hosted a […]

Cross-national Comparisons of Industrial Relations Systems (IRS) Considering Union Membership Growth in India and Finland

[alaya_dropcap]O[/alaya_dropcap]ne of NCCU’s visiting professors, Dr. Santanu Sarkar gave a presentation about the cross-national comparisons of industrial relations systems (IRS) considering union membership growth in India and Finland. He is currently a senior research fellow at the ILR school at Cornell University in New York. He is also a professor here at NCCU in the […]

Assessing the Gesture Politics of the DPRK in the Post-Olympic Period

[alaya_dropcap]N[/alaya_dropcap]ational Chengchi University’s College of Social Sciences had the honor of welcoming back one of its alumni, Dr. Niki Alsford, who graduated from the International Master’s Program in Asia Pacific Studies, and is now Reader in Asia Pacific Studies and Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) at the University of Central Lancashire. […]

Can Universities Serve the Public Good?

[alaya_dropcap]W[/alaya_dropcap]hat is the value of social science? Why do I do the research I do? And what value does it have for policy making, and in general for society? These are the kinds questions that we might ask ourselves as active participants in the academic field of social science. On Tuesday 22nd May, students and […]

NCCU’s 91st Anniversary Sports Day

[alaya_dropcap]O[/alaya_dropcap]n May the 18th of 2018, the hottest day of the year at that point, National Chengchi University celebrated its 91st anniversary with its annual symbolic Sports Day. University officials, staff, faculty, students, and members of the community were in attendance at the event and joined in the fun of different sports activities and games […]

IDAS 2018 India Studies Serial Workshop

Taiwan Fellow, Dr. Sumit Kumar, discusses U.S.-India Relations under the Trump Administration [alaya_dropcap]T[/alaya_dropcap]his spring, National Chengchi University’s International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS) welcomes 2018 Taiwan Visiting Fellow, Dr. Sumit Kumar (PhD). Dr. Kumar is a Research Fellow at the Chennai Centre for China Studies at Pondicherry University in Chennai, India. For Dr. Kumar, […]

Designing for Generosity

[alaya_dropcap]S[/alaya_dropcap]mile! You’ll live longer. With his pay it forward attitude (讓愛傳出去), Mr. Nipun Mehta preached what he spoke by extolling the virtues of volunteerism and encouraging people around the world to participate in small acts of kindness and service. Mr. Mehta helped start Service Space, an incubator of projects that combine volunteering and technology to […]

Welcome to the College of Social Sciences, Stephan van Gasselt!

Happy Hour at the College of Social Sciences [alaya_dropcap]T[/alaya_dropcap]he College of Social Sciences warmly welcomed its newest faculty member Professor Stephan van Gasselt. As customary, the director of IMES program (International Master’s Program of Applied Economics and Social Development), Professor Wang Shinn-Shyr, and with the help of both directors of IMAS (International Master’s in Asia-Pacific […]

The South China Sea Disputes

Convergence and Divergence in Perceptions from ASEAN, Australia, and India [alaya_dropcap]F[/alaya_dropcap]or the last part of the three-part India Studies related workshops, the College of Social Sciences invited Professor Dr. Christopher Roberts, who joined the College of Social Science as a fellow researcher in February and will stay in Taiwan until the end of the year. […]