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【Speech】Understanding the Strategic Logic of the 1992 Consensus in Taiwan-China Relations


Speaker: Brett V. Benson (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University)

Date: 2021/03/22 (Monday) 12:10-13:40

Place: Room 270728, 7F, General Building, NCCU


Author Bio

Brett V. Benson is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Vanderbilt University.  His research interests lie in the areas of international relations and Chinese politics and East Asian relations. He has worked on military alliances and interstate conflict and is the author of Constructing International Security: Alliances, Deterrence, and Moral Hazard (Cambridge University Press, 2012). His current research focuses on the role of weapons systems in international politics.  In particular, he is studying nuclear weapons and strategies countries use to reduce proliferation, the relationship between the sale of conventional weapons and military alliances, and the effects of small arms markets on intrastate conflicts.  In addition to his work on international relations topics, he is also involved in a project that examines the effect of religious bias on voters’ decisions in the US presidential election.

Website: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/political-science/bio/brett-benson


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For the 2020 TIGCR International Conference on “Political Polarization: Perspective of Governance and Communication”, scholars are invited to analyze the causes, distribution, and impacts of political polarization related to algorithm, fake news, political participation, issue position, and ideology, etc., by using survey data, big data, content analysis, and comparative studies. We aim to prevent and alleviate polarization of opinion to create a sustainable and harmonious society.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Political Polarization: public opinion survey, technological impacts on political attitudes and behaviors, causes, effects, and related discussions of political polarization, etc.
  2. Democratic Governance: political attitudes of government bureaucrats and citizens, polarization perception and democratic governance, and bureaucratic responsiveness, etc.
  3. Political Communication: news media and political communication, governance and communication interaction, political polarization and social media usage, fake news, echo chamber effect, and algorithm, etc.


Important Dates

  1. Abstract Submission Deadline: 16 March 2020
  2. Acceptance Notification: 6 April 2020
  3. Full paper submission deadline: 30 September 2020
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After the speech "Heraclitus and the Standards of Science: A Case for Considering Open Science Practices in Communication Science" on May 27th, the Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research (TIGCR) invites Associate Professor Nick Bowman to deliver an online Q&A towards previously held public online speech.

Speech video link:https://youtu.be/o-fYLFndbxs

Author Bio

Nick Bowman (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Creative Media Industries at Texas Tech University, and Fulbright Wu Jing-Jyi Arts and Culture Fellow at the National Chengchi University. His research examines the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical demands of interactive media, with a specific focus on how these demands guide usage and explain effects from using video games, as well as virtual reality, augmented reality, and other interactive media. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts in numerous journals focused on communication, cyberpsychology, and media psychology. He was most recently editor of Communication Research Reports and is the incoming editor of Journal of Media Psychology.

  • Topic: Online Q&A (Heraclitus and the Standards of Science: A Case for Considering Open Science Practices in Communication Science)
  • Speaker: Nick Bowman (Associate Professor, Journalism and Creative Media Industries, Texas Tech University, USA)
  • Chair: Jih Hsuan Tammy Lin (Professor, College of Communication, National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
  • Date: 2020/06/17 (Wednesday) 17:30
  • Formation: Online Q&A


  1. The event will be held online. Successful sign up will receive event link by email before the event (06/16). The link is only for confirming whether it is effective, not for watching videos. If you don’t receive the link before June 16th, 5 p.m., please don’t hesitate to contact us.
  2. Those who can access the website via the link can watch the event online on Wednesday, June 16th, 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions about the speech, please feel free to let us know by comments or email.

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