November 29, 2022

Larus Presents Research on U.S.-Taiwan Sister City Diplomacy

Professor Emerita of Political Science Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor Emerita of Political Science Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs and Pew David Fellow for Peace at Middlebury College, presented her research 台美姐妹城市的合作 【US-Taiwan Sister City Cooperation】in Chinese at Middlebury College. Dr. Larus found that beyond being a convenient platform for cultural exchanges fostering mutual understanding, sister city relations serves as a useful diplomatic tool. Dr. Larus found that Taiwan local governments nurture relations with rising U.S. political stars who, as future policy makers, are likely to be favorably disposed toward Taiwan.