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Institute for National Policy Research

Summer 2012 Fellows: David Hoyt
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Faculty Mentor: Hsiao-ting Lin, Hoover Research Fellow

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Office Description:

The INPR office has a positive and productive atmosphere. Mandarin skills, though not absolutely necessary, are always helpful in befriending others in the office.

Projects Fellows Have Worked on in the Past:

  • Research on American perspectives (e.g. media, government, non-government) of Chinas rise, as well as research on cross-straight relations
  • Organized two conferences in Tapei based on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, and at one of the conferences the Vice-President of Taiwain, Vincent Siew, made an appearance
  • Preparation and coordination of the Asia-Pacific Security Forum

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Willingness to work on research tasks and coordinate significant events
  • Interest in and passion for Chinese politics and East Asian affairs
  • Hard worker and team player

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • Experience working in a professional workplace
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Ability to perform research thoroughly and efficiently
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with East Asian affairs

Main Fellowship Disciplines:

  • East Asian Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Economics
  • Mandarin


  • All work done in English
  • Mandarin not required, but a great asset