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CAPRI Public Forum


Difficult Choices: Building Taiwan’s Resilience for an Uncertain Future

CAPRI’s second public forum featured Dr. Richard Bush, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings, focusing on themes in his recent book Difficult Choices: Taiwan’s Quest for Security and the Good Life and the challenges Taiwan faces in balancing competing priorities when formulating policy. Dr. Bush was joined by Alicia García Herreo, Enoch Wu, and Jiunn-rong Yeh to discuss how to build a resilient future of Taiwan.


The Origin and Management of COVID-19: Views from the U.S. Front Line

In this public forum moderated by Syaru Shirley Lin of the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, the Pottingers reflect on successes and failures in responding to COVID-19 and ongoing efforts to understand the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in order to build resilient healthcare systems and improve governance for future crises.

CAPRI Conversations


How can Asia-Pacific Countries Address Global Health and Climate Change?

A roundtable discussion featuring Professor John D. Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He pointed out the urgency in dealing with climate changes, which sparks conversations between the leaders and students of a variety of fields.


Human-Centered Design in Public Policy

Joshua Smith, a Visiting Professor at National Chengchi University, talks about the importance of creativity and flexibility to organizations and governments. He emphasized that an innovative mindset is required to truly pursue human-centered design in public policy.

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