Previous Activities

[21 January 2012]

Video message, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party,  Fundraising Dinner, Long Beach, California.

Full text of speech > 

YouTube video on FuleCable >

[20/21 December 2011]

Presenter at the International Symposium on the State of the Social Sciences in Asia, Kuala Lumpur

[29 November 2011]

Speaker at the National Convention of the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

[24/25 November 2011]

5th Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) convenes in Taichung, Taiwan >

Elected president and member of the Executive Committee, APISA >

[1 September 2011]

Lecturer, APISA Professional Capacity Building Workshop, Kuala Lumpur >

[2 August 2011]

Signatory, open letter to President Ma Ying-jeou regarding the indictment of former President Lee Teng-hui (published in the Taipei Times) >

[19 - 20 May 2011]

Presenter and Panel Chair, First International Conference on International Relations and Development, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

PowerPoint Presentation >

[8 April 2011]

Signatory, open letter to President Ma Ying-jeou regarding the state of democracy in Taiwan

Liberty Times > 

Taipei Times >

[March 2011]

Official Photographer, Salzburg Biennale 2011

[Winter 2010]

Teaching Fellow, Institute of Social and Societal Policy, University of Linz

Contributor, Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, Cambridge University Press.

Appointed Chair of the Organising Committee, 5th APISA Congress >

[August/September 2010]

Taiwan Summer School Program Coordinator

[August 9-10, 2010]

Presenter, International Conference on Japan under the DPJ: Regime Shift and Regional Implications, organised by the Yuchengco Center, the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) and De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

PowerPoint Presentation >

[July 2-3, 2010]

Trainer and adviser, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party Leadership Training, Lowell, MA, USA.

[May 23, 2010]

Signatory, open letter to Wang Jin-pyng, President of Legislative Yuan, regarding the ongoing negotiations between the Taiwanese and Chinese governments to arrive at an economic cooperation framework agreement >

[April 26, 2010]

Discussant and panel chair, International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan.

[February 2010]

Research trip to Thailand: Observation of the current political development (Red Movement and court verdict on Thaksin)

Research trip to Cambodia: First contact with electoral campaign team of Daran Kravanh, candidate for prime minister of Cambodia >

[January 1, 2010]

Acceptance of invitation to become electoral campaign advisor to Daran Kravanh, candidate for prime minister of Cambodia.

[November 13, 2009]

Signatory, open letter to President Ma Ying-jeou regarding the state of democracy in Taiwan >

[November 12-13, 2009]

Presenter and panel chair, International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Taiwanese Innovation and Industrial Policy, Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden > 

PowerPoint >

[September 28, 2009]

Presenter, International Workshop on Democratic Transition, Political Culture and Social Change in Taiwan, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna, Austria >

Power Point > 

Full Paper in PDF >

[August/September 2009]

Taiwan Summer School Program Coordinator

[May 21, 2009]

Signatory, open letter to President Ma Ying-jeou regarding the state of democracy in Taiwan >

[February 11, 2009]

Research trip to Thailand

[November 29, 2008]

Presenter, Prospects of Democracy in East Asia for the 21st Century: Issues, Threats, and Challenges, Asian Political and International Studies Association (Jakarta).

Full Paper >

[November 23, 2008]

Presenter, Annual Conference of the Taiwanese Political Science Association (Puli).

[November 7, 2008]

Presenter, Higher Education Forum Austria - Taiwan (Taipei).

PowerPoint >

[September 25, 2008]

Research trip to Thailand

[August 1, 2008]

Launch of my my personal website

[June 22, 2008]

Research trip to Mongolia: Visiting Professor, Center for Mongol Studies, National University of Mongolia

[February 2, 2008]

Research trip to Thailand.

[January 13, 2008]

Reserach trip to South Korea

[December 13, 2007]

Discussant, 8th National Conference on Political Science and Public Administration (Bangkok).

[November 24, 2007]

Presenter, International Symposium: The 20th Anniversary of the Lifting of Martial Law in Taiwan (Taipei).

[August 5, 2007]

Presenter, The 5th International Convention of Asia Scholars (Kuala Lumpur).

[May 17, 2007]

Research trip to Vietnam

[February 26, 2007]

Presenter, International Conference on the 228 Massacre, Human Rights and Transitional Justice (Taipei).

[January 20, 2007]

Research trip to Japan: Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Meiji University, Japan

The Taiwan Higher Education Faculty Survey (THEFS)

Over the last decades, educational systems in many parts of the world have undergone manifold changes that have significantly affected the working environment of educators. The Taiwan Higher Education Faculty Survey (THEFS) aims at obtaining solid information about the current working conditions of teachers at institutions of higher education in Taiwan in order to evaluate the impact of recent reforms  on the livelihood of teaching professionals.


Among other anticipated negative impacts of  reforms in Taiwan's higher education is the increasing prevalence of workplace bullying. For further information on THEFS and workplace bullying see my research note (PDF).



Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice 

(Oxford University Press, 2013)

This comprehensive three-volume reference work collects and summarizes the wealth of information available in the field of transitional justice. In 2010,  Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky asked me to author two chapters on transitional justice in Taiwan (PDF) and Austria (PDF), respectively, for the encyclopedia. >

APISA 8 Congress

In September 2014, the 8th Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At the Congress, the Executive Committee discussed several policies that should help APISA expand its network and position itself as a leading professional association focusing on social and security issues in Asia.

Khmer Anti-Poverty Party 2011


On 29 November 2011, the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party convened its National Party Convention in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I was invited to give a speech on the necessity of further democratic development in Cambodia, and the important role the party and its charismatic leader, Daran Kravanh, would play in that developmental process.

Salzburg Biennale


The Salzburg Biennale is a festival for contemporary music held every two years in March. In 2011, the festival took place for the second time. I was offered the unique opportunity to work as the festival's official photographer, which I much enjoyed.

Khmer Anti-Poverty Party 2010


In July 2010, the Khmer Anti-Poverty Party held a leadership training seminar in Lowell, Massachusetts (USA). I was invited to give a lecture on the application of modern political marketing and to help design the party's electoral campaign strategy.

Bangkok 2008 Anti-government Demonstrations

In 2008, a group of self-proclaimed democracy activists  tried to topple the successor government of ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. I observed the anti-government campaign several times. My photo essay on the demonstrations got published in New Mandala >

Mongolian Election 2008


In June 2008, members of Mongolia's parliament were elected. During the electoral campaign period, candidates engaged in a variety of electoral campaign activities. Streets were full of posters and banners, and poltical advertisements could be found in newspapers, magazines and on TV. I recorded and analyzed all of the over two hundred ads aired on Mongolia's major TV stations.

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