Chris Achen holds the Roger Williams Straus Chair of Social Sciences at Princeton University. His primary research interests are public opinion, elections, and the realities of democratic politics. He is the author or co-author of six books, including Democracy for Realists (with Larry Bartels) in 2016, which won two international awards, was the subject of a special edition of Critical Review, and was reviewed in Foreign Affairs, The Economist, the New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. He is also the coauthor and coeditor (with T.Y. Wang) of The Taiwan Voter (2017). He has published many articles. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and Princeton’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. He was the founding president of the Political Methodology Society, and he received the first career achievement award from The Political Methodology Section of The American Political Science Association in 2007. He has served on the top social science board at the American National Science Foundation, and he was the chair of the national Council for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) from 2013-2015. What he is proudest of are awards from the University of Michigan for lifetime achievement in training graduate students and a student-initiated award from Princeton University for graduate student mentoring.
Jennifer Holmes is the Dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Science in the University of Texas at Dallas. Dean Holmes’ major areas of research are political violence, terrorism, and political development with an emphasis on Latin America, especially Colombia and Peru. She is the author or editor of seven books, including Guns, Drugs and Development in Colombia (University of Texas Press, 2008), Terrorism and Democratic Stability Revisited (Manchester University Press, 2008), Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? (Routledge, 2008, 2015), and Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) in addition to numerous journal articles, Her ongoing research is focused on four areas: the landscape ecology of conflict and post-conflict, the protection of critical infrastructures, urban quality of life, and the creation of real time event data on political and social events in Latin America.
Dr. Jerry Shih is the Dean of College of Science, Director of Big Data Center and Chair of AI & Data Science in the National Chung Hsing University. He is Distinguished Professor in NCHU and currently the Executive Director for both the Taiwan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Mathematics Society of ROC. He worked for Medical Optical Imaging Inc. Charlotte, North Carolina during 1998-2000, and the Aviation Weather Center/NWS/NOAA, Kansas City, Missouri during 2000-2003. His research interests are Numerical Computation and Mathematical Modeling related to Imaging Process as well as Data Analysis.
Dr. Tung-Chieh Tsai is Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Law and Politics in the National Chung Hsing University. His expertise areas include History of Modern International Relations, Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy, Structural Transition and Development of East Asia, Study of the Third World Development and Cross Strait Relations.
Harold D. Clarke, Ph.D. Duke University, is Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas at Dallas. He has served as editor of Electoral Studies and the Political Research Quarterly and as Director of Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (US), the Economics and Social Research Council (UK), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canada Council, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Hong Kong Science Foundation. He is the author of articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Political Analysis and Political Science Research and Methods. He is a co-author of Absent Mandate - Strategies and Choices in Canadian Elections (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019), Brexit - Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Austerity and Political Choice in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2013). A new book Brexit Britain is scheduled to be published with Cambridge University Press.