Yu-Jie (Grace) Liao
Security Studies Program, Bunker Fellow
Project: China’s Next Step: Analyzing Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong’s Crackdown
Adviser: Ambassador (ret.) Alex Arvizu , Director of the McHenry Fellows Program, ISD; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2007-09).
Yu-Jie is a master's candidate in the Security Studies Program concentrating in technology and security. She received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Temple University, double majoring in Global Studies. Currently, she is serving as a research assistant at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), working on an AI-related project. In addition to technology security, she is interested in Cross-Strait relations and relevant topics. Born and raised in Taiwan, she is inspired to do more research on how China's past actions, particularly in the cases of the Sunflower Movement and the Hong Kong Crackdown, may have affected China's possible plans for the future.