Ketty W. Chen

Dr. Ketty W. Chen is the Vice President of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD). She is responsible for overseeing international affairs and general administration at the TFD.

Dr. Chen is a political scientist by training and received her doctoral degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in comparative politics, democratization, international relations and political philosophy. Dr. Chen also holds two Master’s degrees in political science and international relations from the University of Oklahoma and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and psychology from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Chen’s writing has appeared in Nikkei Asian Review, China File and the Prospect Journal. Dr. Chen has been referenced in publications and international media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Associated PressAl JazeeraLA TimesNew York TimesFinancial TimesBBC, and Le Monde. Her contributed chapters appeared in “Taiwan’s Social Movements Under Ma Ying-jeou” and “Cities Unsilenced”. Dr. Chen’s most recent work was published in “Taiwan in Dynamic Transition: Nation Building and Democratization” in 2020.