Professor Lung-chu Chen is the founder and president of the New Century Institute.
The New Century Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of human dignity values for Taiwan and the world community. It seeks to facilitate better understanding of U.S.-Taiwan relations, the United Nations, human rights, and world affairs through educational and cultural activities, such as symposia, seminars, workshops, conferences, speeches, training programs, joint projects, and the exchange of visits. In addition, the Institute seeks to foster research and publication concerned with in relation to the , the United Nations, human rights, and world affairs.
Its sister think tank in Taiwan, the Taiwan New Century Foundation, shares its mission.