fulbright Taiwan online journal

fulbright Taiwan online journal

Author: Stacy Closson 柯黛希

Stacy Closson 柯黛希
Dr. Stacy Closson was an Assistant Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky. She was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University in Taipei from January to June 2016.  She is currently a Global Fellow with the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

Taiwan’s Soft Power and Global Climate Change Initiatives

     Despite being constrained by non-recognition as a sovereign state by the majority of the world’s states, Taiwan seeks to be a constructive member of the international community.  The island nation only belongs to two intergovernmental organizations – World Trade Organization and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Nevertheless, it has found a way to contribute on key issues of global concern through its soft power. A defining feature of soft power is that it is non-coercive; the currency of soft power is culture, political values, and foreign policies.

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Research & Reflections

fulbright taiwan online journal