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Chairman Dr. Fredrick F. Chien

Dr. Fredrick F. Chien was born in Hangchow, Chekiang. He graduated from National Taiwan University in 1956 with a B.S. in Political Science, and earned his doctorate at Yale University in 1962. Dr. Chien later received an Honorary LL.D. at Sung Kyun Kwan University in South Korea, and also earned Honorary LL.D. degrees at several American universities. His distinguished career has included service as Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University, Director General of the Government Information Office, Representative of the CCNAA Office in the United States, Chairman of the Council for Economic Planning and Development, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Speaker of the National Assembly,  President of the Control Yuan, and Chairman of the Cathay Charity Foundation. He is currently Chairman of the Pacific Cultural Foundation. He has been a Foundation Board Member since the First Board of Directors was formed in 1989, and became Chairman of the Foundation in June 2019.

President Chun-i Chen

On May 20, 2023, Professor Chun-i Chen assumed the position of Foundation President. He earned his B.A. at Tung-hai University and his S.J.D. from Tulane University. He is currently Professor of Law and Diplomacy at National Chengchi University (Taiwan), and former President of the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, Co-Chair of the Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and the Associate Editor and Executive Editor of the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs.

President Chen is a world-recognized expert in international law. He has also authored and edited a number of important scholarly volumes, including The Status of Customary International Law, Treaties, Agreements and Semi-official or Unofficial Agreements in Law of the Republic of China on Taiwan (co-authored with Professor Hung-Dah Chiu), as well as numerous scholarly articles in both Chinese and English. He also prepared a revised and expanded edition of Professor Hung-Dah Chiu’s magnum opus, entitled Modern International Law.