You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
Chinese Influence Operations Against Taiwan and Beyond
Mr. J. Michael Cole
Senior Fellow, The Global Taiwan Institute
Friday, June 14th
1:00 – 2:00 PM
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
This event is sponsored by IWP’s China lecture series.
About the Lecture: J. Michael Cole will explore ongoing influence operations by China against one of the principal targets of its political warfare activities. He will then make the case for greater cooperation between Taiwan and other democracies worldwide.
About the Speaker: J. Michael Cole is a Taipei-based Senior Fellow with the Global Taiwan Institute in Washington, D.C., Senior Fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa, Senior Fellow with the Taiwan Studies Program at the University of Nottingham, U.K., Associate Researcher with the French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Assistant Coordinator for the International Coalition for Democratic Renewal-Forum 2000 China Working Group, and Chief Editor of Taiwan Sentinel.
Mr. Cole was Chief Editor at Thinking Taiwan, a publication of the Thinking Taiwan Foundation (a foundation created by Tsai Ing-wen in 2012) between 2014 and 2016, and Deputy News Chief and Columnist at the Taipei Times between 2006 and 2013. He is the author of five books. His latest, Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait, was published by Routledge in fall 2016. He is currently writing a new book on cross-Strait relations since 2016, to be published in July 2019.
Before moving to Taiwan in 2005, he was an analyst with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in Ottawa. He has a master’s degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from the Center for International Health and Cooperation/Fordham University, and CX-77 (Peacekeeping) from the Lester B. Pearson International Peacekeeping Center.
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