Alex kicks of his time as visiting scholar to the College of Social Sciences at National Taiwan University. The prestigious department is also home to the Center for East Asia Democratic Studies. Alexander will contribute to their work with a series of lectures and events, highlighting his work on politics and religion in a Western framework. While in Asia he seeks to learn more about liberal democracy in the region such as the one in Taiwan, but also in South Korea and Japan. He also aims to be diving into learning about Confucian influence on policymaking and societies in the region, mostly China.