Ben Levine is a Fall 2023 intern at the Global Taiwan Institute. He is a second-year graduate student at George Washington University studying Chinese Language and Culture. Ben received his BA from Boston University majoring in international relations with a functional concentration in international economics and a regional concentration in Asia. Previously, Ben was awarded a fellowship from the Taiwan Education and Research Program at GW to research Taiwanese defense policy and hypothetical US responses. He also was awarded a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship in August 2022 where he spent 9 months in Taipei at National Chengchi University studying Mandarin.