People of the Democratic Statecraft Lab

Syaru Shirley Lin

Associated Faculty Department of Politics and Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics, Miller Center of Public Affairs

Syaru Shirley Lin is Compton Visiting Professor at the Miller Center and also affiliated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her book, Taiwan’s China Dilemma, was published by Stanford in 2016 and in Chinese in 2019. She is now researching five East Asian economies caught in the high-income trap. Previously a partner at Goldman Sachs, she spearheaded the firm’s investments in technology start-ups including Alibaba and SMIC. She currently serves on the boards of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank, Langham Hospitality Investments, Mercuries Life Insurance and Swire Pacific Limited. She is also on the board of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and a member of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation. She graduated from Harvard College and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong.

Director

Todd Sechser

Todd S. Sechser

Professor of Politics, Lab Director

 

Coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

Expertise in international relations, foreign policynuclear securityemerging technologies

Faculty

Tobias Grossmann

Tobias Grossmann

Associate Professor of Psychology
Harry Harding

Harry Harding

Professor of Public Policy, Batten School
David Leblang

David Leblang

Professor of Politics

Syaru Shirley Lin

Associated Faculty Department of Politics and Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics, Miller Center of Public Affairs
Anne Meng

Anne Meng

Assistant Professor of Politics
John Owen

John M. Owen

Professor of Politics, Department Chair

Mila Versteeg

Professor of Law, UVA School of Law

Researchers

Joshua Alley

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Hsuan-Yu Shane Lin

Graduate Fellow

Sowon Park

Graduate Fellow

Justin Schon

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Lab Support