Maeve Whelan-Wuest is a senior research assistant and project coordinator in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution. In this capacity, her research focuses on governance and security issues pertaining to Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, and U.S. policy towards Asia. She also coordinates and edits the Taiwan-U.S. Quarterly Analysis and the Brookings East Asia Commentary. Prior to Brookings, she was an Asia Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono. Whelan-Wuest has lived and worked in China as a research intern at the International Crisis Group and a story producer for “The Amazing Race: China Rush.” She received a master’s degree in International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California, San Diego, where she co-founded the online magazine, China Focus, and served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Policy Studies.
Originally from Chicago, her interests in China and East Asia began at Middlebury College, where she obtained a bachelor’s in Geography and Chinese.
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