July 3, 2012
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tai Ming Cheung as Director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, a Multi-campus Research Unit (MRU) administered at UC San Diego, effective July 1, 2012. Professor Cheung joined IGCC on his arrival at UC San Diego in 2004.
Professor Cheung has helped IGCC to move in important new directions, reinforcing ties to both Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories. He started joint research projects with the Central University of Finance and Economics and Tsinghua University in China and the Canon Research Institute in Japan. He has brought together scholars throughout the UC system with their counterparts from China and other leading research centers around the world. This has cemented IGCC's reputation as a global center for excellence in the study of Chinese technology and innovation policy.
Moving forward, Professor Cheung plans to build on the success of IGCC's reputation in funding doctoral research for the UC system and linking students' research to the IGCC mission. He plans to build active research partnerships with more UC campuses and work to ensure IGCC is a leader in the major debates over policy as global security dynamics shift, focusing specifically on the Pacific region and to implications of new technologies.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Susan Shirk for her many years of service as IGCC's director dating to the early 1990s. The Institute has made significant gains during her tenure.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Cheung as the next Director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.