Professor of Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University. Dr. Tzong-Ho Bau graduated from NTU Department of Political Science in 1974 and received a Ph. D. from University of Texas at Austin in 1986.
Dr. Bau has been a faculty of National Taiwan University since 1986. During his career at NTU, he served on a number of committees and in a variety of administrative positions including Vice President for administrative affairs, Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Chairman of the Department of Political Science. He established the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in 2005 and served as the founding Dean from October 2005 to March 2008.
On the basis of the agreement between European Commission and the NTU, Dr. Bau established the European Union Centre in Taiwan in 2009 and was appointed as the founding Director General of the Centre till March 2011.
Dr. Bau is now the director of the Centre for Public Policy and Law at National Taiwan University. He has been serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation since 2009. He is now the President of the ROC Association of International Relations. He was the President of Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei) from 1993 to 1995. He was also the director of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Foundation and director of the Straits Exchange Foundation from 2008 to 2011. He was the trustee of the Foundation on Asia-Pacific Peace Studies from 2008 to 2009, trustee of the Foundation on International and Cross-strait Studies from 2007 to 2008, trustee and convener of European and American Studies Program of the Foundation on International and Cross-strait Studies from 2000 to 2006, consultant member of the Mainland Affairs Council of The Executive Yuan from 2000 to 2002.
Dr. Bau’s major interests are in world politics, the international relations theory, foreign policy decision-making, international conflicts, US foreign policy, US diplomatic history, game theory and Cross-strait relations.