Michael Y. M. Kau






Current Position:

  • Senior Fellow, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Past Positions/Experiences

  • Board Director, Association of Foreign Relations (AFR), TAIWAN (ROC)
  • Representative to the European Union
  • ​Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Founding President, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
  • Professor of Political Science and Director of the East Asian Security Program, Brown University
  • Faculty Advisor to various East Asian programs /centers, Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard Universities


  • BA, Political Science, National Taiwan University
  • PhD, Comparative Politics and International Relations, Cornell University