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Taiwan-US Policy Program 2024

Department: Indo-Pacific
Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Fellowship

The Taiwan-US Policy Program (TUPP) is a groundbreaking two-week program that was launched in 2017. It was initially designed to enhance the understanding of Taiwan among future US policy leaders. Beginning in 2022, the program was expanded to include future European policy leaders. TUPP consists of two consecutive components: seminars in Washington, D.C. and a research trip to Taiwan. TUPP provides a unique opportunity for the emerging leaders from the United States and Europe to gain the necessary personal experiences in Taiwan that will enable them to appreciate Taiwan’s perspectives on cross-strait matters, Taiwan’s role in the world, and the importance of US-Taiwan relations.

Each year, the program begins with three days in Washington, D.C. where the delegation is briefed by US officials, academics, and think tank experts. This is followed by the Taiwan leg of the trip, where TUPP fellows visit several cities and meet with individuals from government, business, non-governmental organizations, and academia. The trip involves exposure to Taiwan’s culture, history, and politics.

TUPP fellows are expected to have a demonstrated history of professional achievement and interest in policy. Applicants should be between 28 and 43 years old, and have functional and/or regional expertise. Stipends are not provided, but all program-related expenses are covered.

The program offers an unparalleled opportunity for future policy leaders from the United States and Europe to benefit from exposure to Taiwan. Each participant will gain transformative in-country knowledge that will empower them to analyze future challenges involving Taiwan and undertake informed policy analysis.

Funding for TUPP is generously provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the Global Taiwan Institute, and the London School of Economics Alumni Association.

The next iteration of TUPP will take place from February 13-26, 2024. The Washington, D.C. seminars will be held from February 13-15, and the Taiwan research trip will take place from February 16-26.

Further information on the program, including past participants and publications, can be found on the TUPP webpage:

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