Jason Hsu

Jason Hsu

Senior Research Fellow 2022
Jason Hsu

Jason Hsu is Senior Research Fellow at The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation Harvard Kennedy School. From 2016 to 2020 Hsu served as Legislator At-Large in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (national parliament) overseeing technology policy, development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Among the crucial legislations that he initiate and sponsored include 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 Principle Act. Hsu 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).  

Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA),Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain(TPCB) and Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO). Hsu also founded Indo-Pacific Cybersecurity Alliance under auspices of US State Department’s Global Training Framework Workshop with ICT officials from 15 countries. After leaving government, Jason is appointed to several high-profile roles of international organizations including senior advisor of Center for Strategic Cyber and International Studies (CSCIS), Secretary-General of Mt. Jade Science and Technology Association, Head of Legislative  Research of Blockchain Climate Institute (BCI), council member of IDAXA (International Digital Asset Exchange Association), member of International Standardization Organization (ISO) 3007 and advisory board member of Global Fintech Institute (GFI). Jason is a founding member of Global Blockchain Policy Council. In 2021, Jason was appointed as Visiting Research Fellow at De-partment of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at University of Oxford where he conduct cyber security research program with Dr. Lucas Kello. 

A regular keynote speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations, Hsu has spoken at Global Blockchain Forum, BlockCity, Seamless Asia, World Economic Forum (WEF) Center for Industry 4.0, Google, G20 Summit in Osaka, Berkeley Blockchain Club and Taiwan RegTech Conference, Asia Leadership Summit, World Knowledge Forum, Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs.

Hsu co-founded TEDxTaipei in 2009 and served as TEDx Senior Ambassador to Asia from 2011~2015. Hsu graduates from Singularity University’s executive program with focus on exponential technology. He is a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law(CDDRL). He’s also selected as an IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) fellow by U.S. State Department in 2019. 

Hsu’s research at The Ash Center will focus on “AI, Semiconductor, Cybersecurity and Geopolitics.”

This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.