Kharis Templeman is an adviser to the newly-created Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His areas of expertise include democratic transitions and consolidations, parties and elections, constitutional design for divided societies, and the political economy of defense in Taiwan.
From 2013-19 he was the Program Manager of the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project(link is external) and a Social Science Research Scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. He is also a non-resident fellow in the National Asia Research Program at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). He is the editor (with Larry Diamond and Yun-han Chu) of Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years (2016, Lynne Rienner Publishing). His work has also appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Ethnopolitics, The Taiwan Journal of Democracy, the International Journal of Taiwan Studies, and The APSA Annals of Comparative Democratization, as well as several book chapters and policy papers. From 2016-18, Dr. Templeman served as coordinator of the American Political Science Association’s Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (CGOTS). He holds a B.A. (2003) from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. (2012) in political science from the University of Michigan.