Wellington Shih

Wellington Shih

Visiting Scholar, Summer 2015
Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6055


Wellington Shih, a career diplomat from Taiwan, he has held different posts in Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Taiwanese overseas missions since he joined foreign service from 1995.  Mr. Shih was the desk officer of Department of International Organizations of MOFA from 1996-1998, responsible for APEC affairs and Taiwan’s NGO diplomacy.  He started to serve as Third Secretary, Second Secretary in the Embassy of ROC (Taiwan) in The Gambia, West Africa and Embassy of ROC (Taiwan) in Solomon Islands in the South Pacific from 1999-2003, coordinating different kinds of Taiwanese technical cooperation and foreign aid projects in these two underdeveloped Allies countries of Taiwan.  Later on, Mr. Shih was appointed as Section Chief of Department of African Affairs of MOFA from 2007-2009, overseeing and coordinating the programs of Taiwan’s foreign aid to African Continent.  From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Shih served as Deputy Director of Taipei Representative Office in Hungary, facilitating Trade, cultural and educational exchange between Taiwan and Hungary.  He starts to work in the Department of East Asian & Pacific Affairs of MOFA and study to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty over South China Sea from February of 2015. Mr. Shih is currently invited as visiting scholar in Stanford University from June to September of 2015, He tries to make a research and find a peaceful approach to settle disputes in the South China Sea.

Publications: The Reconstruction of West Europe and the Marshall Plan (1991) (Chinese version)