Richard J. Haddock is currently the Program Associate for the East Asia National Resource Center (NRC) at The George Washington University (GW), which is supported by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Haddock’s research interests include U.S.-Taiwan relations, U.S. foreign policy in East Asia, state and society relations, public diplomacy, and education policy.
In this role, Mr. Haddock is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of NRC programming, including K-12 and minority-serving institution outreach, visiting scholar and research management, public events and private training workshops, and collaboration with U.S. and international organizations. Mr. Haddock’s research interests include U.S.-Taiwan relations, U.S. foreign policy in East Asia, state and society relations, public diplomacy, and education policy.
Mr. Haddock is also a member of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Taiwan Education and Research Program at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Haddock was the Program Coordinator at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, where he designed and implemented the Center's robust public outreach programs. He also has worked previously with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the American Institute in Taiwan, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Office of Taiwan Coordination and in the Office Public Diplomacy.
He holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from the Elliott School, with a concentration on domestic politics and foreign policy of East Asia, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida. Mr. Haddock speaks Mandarin and Spanish, and has participated in immersion programs in Suzhou, China and in Tainan, Taiwan.