林夏如教授 是美國維吉尼亞大學米勒公共事務中心研究教授，亦是布魯金斯學會外交政策項目的非常駐資深研究員。她是香港中文大學的客座教授，並擔任 財團法人亞太堅韌研究基金會（亞堅會，Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation, CAPRI） (CAPRI), a new policy think tank conducting interdisciplinary, comparative research on innovative policies that can strengthen resilience and improve governance in the Asia Pacific. CAPRI currently acts as the Asia-Pacific Hub of the Commission on Reform for Resilience and the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience, two global initiatives that that are reviewing the response to the COVID pandemic and developing proposals for better responses in the future.
她的研究和教學領域包括「兩岸關係」、「國際比較政治經濟學」以及「東亞高收入陷阱」。林夏如教授的專著 《台灣的中國兩難》 探討了台灣人認同的變化對兩岸經濟政策的影響，該書在2016年由美國史丹佛大學出版社印行，中譯版已於2019年由商周出版。林教授目前正在研究亞太的高收入陷阱問題，包括所得不均、高齡少子化、世代分歧等；她的時事評論和文章散見於中英文報章媒體。
Shirley has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies and currently serves as a director of TE Connectivity, Goldman Sachs Asia Bank, and Langham Hospitality Investments. She is a director of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, which supports the development and adoption of new therapeutic medical technologies, and a senior advisor to Taiwan’s Talent Circulation Alliance, an initiative to promote Taiwan as a hub for talent for the region and the world. She served on the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation from 2016 to 2022, advising the Hong Kong government on matters related to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.
Cecilia Yin joined CAPRI in 2021 as part of its founding team.
Previously, Cecilia worked as an executive assistant in the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs (Asia) in the Hong Kong office from 1993 to 2015. She was responsible for administrative duties and client coordination for the Division, managing support staff and providing secretarial assistance to the Division Head.
Prior to joining CAPRI, Cecilia worked as Chief of Staff at Zheng He Capital, a private equity firm in Hong Kong, overseeing daily office operation, covering human resources-related matters and client events coordination.
Cecilia currently resides in Taipei, Taiwan.
Yulan Hsu joined CAPRI in 2022. Yulan has been involved in non-profit organizations (NPOs) management in Taiwan for over a decade, and currently serves as Director of Taiwan Women’s Link. She has extensive knowledge of strategic planning and interdepartmental coordination to assist decision-making in the organization and advise its long-term development.
Throughout her career, Yulan has held a strong commitment to women rights and social equality. Previously, Yulan has led and contributed to various Taiwanese NPOs, including National Alliance of Taiwan Women’s Associations, Legal Aid Foundation, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, Ama Museum, among others. She was also appointed as the Secretary to the Commissioner of Department of Social Welfare in Taipei City Government.
Yulan is a native Taiwanese. She holds a Bachelor degree in sociology from National Taiwan University and a Master degree in sociology from Soochow University.
Caroline Fried joined the team that founded CAPRI in 2021. She has research experience in the economics, politics, development, and history of the Asia Pacific, particularly Taiwan and China. She has also researched the cross-border flows of students in higher education and the internationalization of higher education systems.
Before joining CAPRI, Caroline was an academic editor and research assistant in Taipei. Caroline hails from North Carolina, and she holds bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and history from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Caroline was awarded a Fulbright grant to complete a master’s degree in Asia-Pacific studies at National Chengchi University, Taipei. She has called Taipei home since 2017.
Siwei Huang is part of the founding team of CAPRI. He has conducted interdisciplinary research on Taiwan, Hong Kong, and international affairs. Specifically, he has done research on evolution of identity in Taiwan and Hong Kong, especially in the context of their relations with China. He has also examined the issues of environmental sustainability and internationalization in Taiwan, as well as the policy-making process in Hong Kong and its implications for state-society relations. He closely monitors developments in US-China relations and tracks how they affect various stakeholders in Asia.
Before joining CAPRI, Siwei was a research assistant at the Department of Social Sciences, Education University of Hong Kong. A native of Hunan, Siwei graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University in applied economics with First Honors and received his master’s degree in global political economy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Having experienced the global-local nexus in Asia’s World City, Siwei values diversity and openness in the formation of a more vibrant and inclusive community.
Shawn Hung was selected by CAPRI from the Talent Circulation Alliance Program, which is led by the American Institute in Taiwan and Institute for Information Industry. He is a graduate of the Department of Psychology at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Born and raised in Hsinchu, Taiwan, his previous experiences include conducting brainwave technology research as a scholarship researcher from the Ministry of Science and Technology. He also led the executive team for the 2022 Youth Development Administration Deliberative Democracy Forum, which helps promote future national mental health policies. Shawn’s background in psychology and neuroscience formed the foundation for his interest in mental health policy and research. His interdisciplinary thinking has motivated him to gain experience in various fields, including design and language learning.
Sylvia Chen is CAPRI’s graphic and website designer. She designed, built, and maintains CAPRI’s website, and she handles the graphic design of CAPRI’s research products and communications material, both digital and printed.
Ms. Chen also designed the website of the Asia-Pacific Hub, one of CAPRI’s pilot programs. In addition, Ms. Chen was previously a full-time staff member at Fulbright Taiwan (Foundation for Scholarly Exchange), where she was in charge of graphic, website, and layout design.
Ms. Chen graduated from National Chengchi University (NCCU) in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. She majored in advertising, digital marketing, and branding and has specializations in English, Japanese, graphic design, layout design, website design, and illustration.
Jacob Libby is a recent graduate from a two-year master’s program at the Yenching Academy of Peking University, where his research focused on the geopolitics of the US-China-Taiwan semiconductor trade and the broader challenges associated with export controls, foreign direct investment, and industrial policy in the region. Previously, Jacob completed his undergraduate degree in foreign affairs and Spanish at the University of Virginia. He has worked at the US Department of State, the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, SupChina, and the Miller Center at UVA, conducting research on contemporary US-China relations and East Asian politics and economics.
He is deeply interested in the growth of East Asia’s technology sphere and plans to dedicate his career to fostering positive, productive relations between the US and East Asia toward a prosperous and innovative future in the face of collective challenges such as climate change and democratic erosion. He is currently pursuing a law degree at Harvard Law School in furtherance of that goal.
Oliver Jongue joined CAPRI as an intern over his summer break in 2022. He is a second-year student at the Australian National University (ANU), double majoring in Law and International Relations. Oliver’s current research interest is in US-China relations and the international political economy. However, he has completed projects on various topics, including law reform and human rights to global security. He has previously worked as a law ambassador for the ANU College of Law, spearheading the college’s marketing and on the executive of the ANU Society for the United Nations as the conference director, which promotes the discussion of global issues by organizing events such as Model United Nations Conferences. Oliver is a native of Taipei but is currently residing in Canberra.
Mithra Dhinakaran has joined CAPRI for the fall 2022 semester. She is currently a senior at the University of Virginia double majoring in Economics and Global Studies Security & Justice. This Fall, she is studying Mandarin at National Chengchi University’s Chinese Language Center in Taipei. Mithra’s current research focus is US-China relations, but she has completed projects on topics ranging from rebel militant conflicts to policing data availability. She has previously worked as an Executive Education intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and an event coordinator at UVA’s Economics Career Office (ECO). Mithra is a native of Virginia and will be based in the DC area starting from January 2023.