U.S.-Taiwan Next Generation Working Group: Senior Advisor

Thomas B. Gold

Professor of Sociology Emertius, UC Berkeley.

Thomas B. Gold is Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught in the Sociology Department from 1981 until 2018. From 2000 until 2016 he was Executive Director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, a consortium of North American universities that administers an advanced Chinese language program housed at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He also served as Associate Dean of International and Area Studies and Chair of the Center for Chinese Studies at Berkeley.

Tom got interested in China as an undergraduate at...

Shelley Rigger

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty; Brown Professor of Political Science, Davidson College.

Shelley Rigger is the Brown Professor of East Asian Politics at Davidson College. She has a PhD in Government from Harvard University and a BA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University. She has been a visiting researcher at National Chengchi University in Taiwan (2005) and a visiting professor at Fudan University (2006) and Shanghai Jiaotong University (2013 & 2015). She is a non-resident fellow of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University and a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). She is also a director of The Taiwan Fund, a...

Jude Blanchette

Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors. Prior to working at The Conference Board, Blanchette was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Blanchette has written for a range...