Following Joe Biden’s remarks about coming to the defense of Taiwan if China invaded, emotions and concerns have escalated. Carleton experts are available to discuss the many facets of this situation.

Fen Hampson
Professor, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA)


Hampson’s research interests include Canadian foreign policy, internet governance, international organization, international negotiation and conflict resolution and analysis. He is available to discuss what the UN at 75 means for Canada and Canadian foreign policy. He is a frequent commentator and contributor in the national and international media.

John Higginbotham
Distinguished Senior Fellow, NPSIA


Higginbotham served in senior Canadian diplomatic posts in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong and Beijing, and as an assistant deputy minister in Transport Canada, Global Affairs Canada and the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS).

Jacob Kovalio
Associate Professor, Department of History


Kovalio is an expert on Asia-Pacific history. He has researched and published extensively on Asia-Pacific international relations, strategic studies and history issues.

Jeremy Paltiel
Professor, Department of Political Science


Paltiel’s areas of expertise include the politics, government and foreign policies of Asia (China and Japan); development politics; and Canada-China relations.

Elliot Tepper
Professor, Department of Political Science


Tepper is a professor of comparative politics and international relations. He regularly provides media commentary at home and abroad on a wide range of topics, providing context and deep background to the news stories of the day. Tepper’s areas of expertise include Asian studies, American politics, diversity issues in Canada, geopolitics, immigration and multiculturalism.

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