Catalonia Independence Referendum

[alaya_dropcap]O[/alaya_dropcap]n Monday, June 4th National Chengchi University hosted Taiwan Fellowship visiting scholar Prof. María del Mar Llera Llorente to give a conference on her work regarding the recent Catalonia Independence Referendum. Prof. Llera Llorente is a Spanish academic who is currently an associate professor at University of Seville, Spain. On October 1st, 2017 Catalonia, Spain […]

College of Social Sciences’ David Holm talks social responsibility and helping migrant schoolchildren learn Mandarin

[alaya_dropcap]T[/alaya_dropcap]he College of Social Sciences hosted its first workshop on university social responsibility. The theme was to provide an action plan for local students from Vietnam who are at risk of falling through the social cracks in a Mandarin-speaking society. The day-long program was the result of the CSS and departmental coordination. That morning the […]

Human Security and Governance in Myanmar— Brendan Howe

[alaya_dropcap]P[/alaya_dropcap]rofessor Brendan Howe from EWHA Women’s University, Seoul was at the Institute of International Relations (IIR), NCCU recently to speak about the Human Security and Governance in Myanmar. His paper was being commented by Associate Professor Herman J. Kraft, Associate Professor, University of Philippines and Associate Professor Christian Schafferer from Overseas Chinese University. The session […]

Youth Political Participation & Socialization: Comparing Taiwan & Iran

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Fellow, Afsaneh Seifinaji, discusses her research on youth political participation and socialization in Taiwan and Iran [alaya_dropcap]O[/alaya_dropcap]n May 31, 2018, the College of Social Sciences (CSS) and the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) welcomed Afsaneh Seifinaji to present her current research project to faculty and students of NCCU. Seifinaji is a […]

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 […]