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Dr Michael Tai

Dr Michael Tai

Affiliated lecturer and research associate, Centre of Development Studies

Course coordinator for Paper 350 : Religion and Development

BS and M. Eng. in Engineering (Cornell), MA in Theology (Regent), MBA and PhD (Cambridge)

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 337158


Dr Tai comes with a wealth of industry and teaching experience. He worked in consulting and manufacturing before teaching finance in Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and China.  

Research Interests

Dr Tai's main research interests include trust between nation-states, US-China relations, East Asian history and politics, globalisation and financial reform.


Michael is course coordinator for the option paper "Religion & Development" (Paper 350).

Key Publications

US-China Relations in the Twenty-first Century :  A Question of Trust (Routledge 2015)

The Missing Piece of US-China relations : Trust, The Diplomat, 15 September 2015

 Singapore's China Conundrum, The Diplomat, 13 December 2016

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