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GTI 2018 Annual Symposium: Reassuring and Reinforcing US-Taiwan Relations

Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at its second annual symposium featuring leading expert panelists and prominent keynote speakers on US-Taiwan relations.

September 12, 2018 8:30am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at our 2018 annual symposium featuring leading expert panelists and prominent keynote speakers on US-Taiwan relations. This all-day event will be organized around four engaging panel discussions on a range of challenging and timely issues pertinent to the future of US-Taiwan relations.

As GTI's flagship event, which we hope will provide an annual venue for convening experts on US-Taiwan policy, our approach is comprehensive and systematic. At this year's event, our panels will cover Taiwan in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific, Taiwan's international space, and cross-Strait relations, as well as security and economics.

Please refer to the agenda below for the confirmed list of speakers. We invite you to register now, and continue to check our website, social media, and this event page as we confirm and update speakers and guests.


8:30am – 9:00am Registration

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome Remarks by Dr. Wen-Yen Chen (Chairman, Global Taiwan Institute)

9:15am – 9:30am Opening Keynote (TBD)

9:30am – 10:45am Panel One: Taiwan in the Free & Open Indo-Pacific

  • Panelists:
    • Eric Sayers (Center for New American Security)
    • June Teufel Dreyer (University of Miami)
    • The Hon. Matt Salmon (former US Congressman)
    • I-Chung Lai (Prospect Foundation)
  • Moderator: Russell Hsiao (Global Taiwan Institute)

10:45am – 12:00pm Panel Two: Taiwan’s International Space & cross-Strait Relations

  • Panelists:
    • Richard Bush (Brookings Institution)
    • Shelley Rigger (Davidson College)
    • Amb. Stephen Young (former Director, American Institute in Taiwan)
    • J. Michael Cole (Taiwan Sentinel)
  • Moderator: Scott Harold (RAND)

12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon Keynote by Amb. Jim Moriarty (Chairman, American Institute in Taiwan)

1:30pm – 2:45pm Panel Three: US-Taiwan Economic Cooperation

  • Panelists:
    • Bob Wang (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
    • Nien Su (House Committee on Foreign Affairs)
    • Shihoko Goto (Wilson Center)
    • Peter Chow (City University of New York)
  • Moderator: Rupert Hammond-Chambers (US-Taiwan Business Council)

2:45pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00pm – 4:15pm Panel Four: US-Taiwan Security Cooperation

  • Panelists:
    • Ian Easton (Project 2049 Institute)
    • Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, USMC ret. (Center for the National Interest)
    • Shirley Kan (former Congressional Research Service)
    • Elbridge Colby (Center for New American Security)
  • Moderator: David An (Global Taiwan Institute)

4:15pm – 4:45pm Closing Keynote (Off the Record) by Ivan Kanapathy (Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, National Security Council)
*This list includes only confirmed participants.

Kindly RSVP by September 10. Please direct questions or concerns to Global Taiwan Institute Program Associate Marzia Borsoi-Kelly.

** Media that would like to bring additional crew members or equipment, please contact Ms. Borsoi-Kelly directly.