Prof. Alex Tan 陳永福

Posted on Jun, 10 2014

Alex Tan 陳永福

Name:Prof. Alex Tan 陳永福

Home institution: Political Science Department at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Duration of Stay: June 13 - 29, 2014


School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel:+64 (03) 3642987 ext. 7536; E-Mail


Alex Tan is Professor of Political Science, the College of Arts International Academic Exchange Coordinator at the University of Canterbury, Associate Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (Wellington, New Zealand), Senior Fellow at the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas, USA), and Research Associate of the Election Study Center at National Cheng-Chi University (Taiwan). Professor Tan received his AB in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University, MA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining UC, he was Associate Professor (with tenure) of Political Science at the University of North Texas and has worked as a banker with HSBC and as research fellow at the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research. Alex held several visiting appointments at Texas A&M University, Nihon University (Japan), National Cheng-Chi University (Taiwan) and National Sun Yat-Sen University (Taiwan).  He is editor of International Studies Perspectives and editorial board member of two top international political science journals -- American Political Science Review and Electoral Studies -- as well as the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Political Science, and the Soochow Journal of Political Science. He has represented New Zealand in numerous Track II dialogues on Asia-Pacific security, political and economic issues and is a regular lecturer at the NZDF Command and Staff College and the RNZAF Initial Officer Training Course. Professor Tan has published numerous books and academic articles in the areas of comparative political parties and elections, comparative political economy, international affairs, Taiwan politics, East Asian politics, and European politics.