Jason Hsu

Senior Advisor

Former Legislator At-Large, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan

Jason Hsu is currently an Edward Mason Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. From 2016 to 2020, Jason served as Legislator At-Large in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (the National Parliament) where he focused on defense, technology, trade and foreign policy. Among the crucial legislative bills that he initiated and sponsored include the FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Act, Autonomous Vehicles Management Act, Amendment on Anti-Money Laundering Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines (Security Token Offerings), Artificial Intelligence Development Act, Digital Economy Principal Act. Jason is also prominent advocator for socially progressive legislation. He co-led the effort to pass Same Sex Marriage Act and championed for End-of-Life Dignity Act (Voluntary Euthanasia).

As a senior research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Jason conducts research on semiconductor policy and geopolitics and has taught seminars and gives lectures on Taiwan and geopolitical risks of semiconductor, export control, Outbound Investment. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School where he led a research team to design a war game on the Taiwan blockade contingency.

Jason has published and is widely quoted and interviewed by media for his views on tech and geopolitics including the National Bureau of Asia Research (NBR), Project Syndicate, Wilson Center, Brookings Institution, New York Times, Financial Times, BBC, Bloomberg, Harvard Korea Security Summit, Aspen Institute Cyber Working Group, MIT Technology Review, Fast Company, and etc. Hsu has lectured at University of Toronto, UCSD, IE University, Naval War College, Yale University, Columbia University SIPA, UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

He is a recipient of Eisenhower Fellowship in 2022 and a Draper Hills Summer Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) and also selected as an IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) fellow by U.S. State Department in 2019.