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Yu Jen (Jason) Hsu

Visiting Scholar

Yu Jen (Jason) Hsu is a visiting fellow at Paul Tsai China Center Yale Law School. From 2016 to 2020 Hsu served as Legislator At-Large in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (national parliament) where he focused on defense, technology and foreign affairs. Among the crucial legislative bills that he initiated and sponsored include FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Act, Autonomous Vehicles Management Act, Amendment on Anti-Money Laundering Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines (Security Token Offerings), Artificial Intelligence Development Act, Digital Economy Principle Act. Hsu is also prominent advocator for socially progressive legislation. He co-led the effort to pass Same Sex Marriage Act and championed for End of Life Dignity Act (Voluntary Euthanasia).

Previously, Hsu held the position as senior research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School where he conducted research on semiconductor and geopolitics. While at Harvard Hsu has taught seminar and gave lectures on Taiwan and geopolitical risks of semiconductor. Hsu has published and  is widely quoted and interviewed by media for his views on tech and geopolitics including the Brookings Institution, New York Times, Financial Times, BBC, Bloomberg, MIT Technology Review, Fast Company, and etc.

Hsu is a recipient of Eisenhower Fellowships Global Fellow program in 2022 and a Draper Hills Summer Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) and also selected as an IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) fellow by U.S. State Department in 2019. 

At the Paul Tsai Center, Hsu will conduct research on Taiwan’s defense competitiveness and geostrategies for tech and supply chain against U.S.-China competition.

Yu Jen (Jason) Hsu