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The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Relations

A conference presented by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Formosa Foundation.

May 19, 2009 12:00am

10:00-10:30 AM: Opening Session

10:30-11:00 AM: Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), Foreign Affairs Committee

11:00-12:30 PM: Change and Continuity in U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Tracking Trends Following the 2008 Elections

Carolyn Bartholomew, U.S. China Commission
Shih-chung Liu, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Brookings Institute
Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin
Julian Baum, former Taipei Bureau Chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review

12:30-1:45 PM: Luncheon Keynote: Henry R. Nau, The George Washington University

1:45-3:15 PM: Analyzing Cross-Strait Detente: Implications for Taiwan's Relations with the United States and the International Community

June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami
Bruce Gilley, Portland State University
Rupert Hammond-Chambers, U.S.-Taiwan Business Council

3:15-3:45 PM: Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA)*, Foreign Affairs Committee


This schedule may be subject to change.

Lindner Family Commons
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, 6th Floor

Please RSVP with your name, organization/GW affiliation, and email to by Friday, May 15, 2009.  Please also note which sessions you would like to attend.