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Meet the Director
Hans StocktonDr. Hans Stockton is Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Director of the Center for International Studies, and Cullen Trust for Higher Education/Fayez Sarofim Chair in International Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

Stockton joined the UST faculty in 2002 and has served as CIS director since 2009.  He holds a PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University.  His areas of academic specialization are democratization, elections, and security in contemporary Asia Pacific.  He has published articles in journals of political science, economics, public administration, and Asian Studies; authored multiple chapters in edited volumes on military affairs in the Asia Pacific and Taiwan’s political development; and authored two books on development and democratization in East Asia.He served as president of the American Association of Chinese Studies (2015, 2016) and as coordinator of the Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (2012 – 2014).  He has also served multiple terms as president of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, vice president of the Houston-Taipei Society (2005 – 2010), president of the Houston-Taipei Society (2011, 2012), and terms on boards of director for Japan American Society Houston and the Asian American Pacific Heritage Association.

Professor Stockton has been interviewed by and/or published editorials on matters related to US-China-Taiwan relations and Chinese and Taiwan political affairs in the Washington Observer Weekly, Taipei Times, Taiwan Journal, Southern Daily News, World Journal, Voice of America, e-International Relations, and Houston Chronicle.

He has provided political commentary for ABC News Houston, Fox News Houston, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Radio Taiwan International, and Channel 55.5 international news.  Professor Stockton has also been the Principle Investigator for multiple, successful grant awards from the US Department of Education, Japan Foundation, and Ministry of Education (Taipei).

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Through the network of International Studies faculty and alumni, Center for International Studies students have access to numerous internship opportunities.

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 Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program  

Gain a deeper understanding of the countries and cultures in the critical region of East Asia via CIS' Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program.

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Established in 1981, the Center for International Studies is Houston's oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. International Studies prepares students for careers in international business, law, politics and public service. In addition, the Center promotes understanding of international relations, cultural differences and the benefits that come from cooperation within the human family.
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