The School of Public and International Affairs welcomes its newest faculty member, Dr. Jessica Liao!
Professor Liao previously taught at George Washington University and was a visiting fellow at Monash University’s campus in Kuala Lumpur. She received her Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Southern California and her M.A. in China Studies from National Sun Yat-Sun University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Her research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian politics. Her most recent book, Developmental States and Business Activism: East Asia’s Trade Dispute Settlement (Palgrave 2016), discusses how government-business relations in China, South Korea, and Taiwan shape the respective governments’ decisions in solving trade disputes with trading partners. Her current project examines China’s resource and infrastructure development in Southeast Asia. Professor Liao will be teaching a graduate course on the Politics of East Asia and undergraduate course on the Politics of China and Japan.
Welcome Professor Liao!