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Shaping Taiwan's Politics : Democracy, Identity & Security 20 Years After the Lift of Martial Law
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies hosts a day long conference on Taiwan's politics.
Luncheon will be held in the 6th Floor Lindner Family Commons
9:15 am - Welcome & Introduction
Kirk Larsen, Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies & Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, The George Washington University
9:30 am - 10:00 am - Keynote Address
Representative Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, Washington, DC
10:00 am - 11:45 am - Panel I: Taiwan's Democratic Experience
Chair: Edward McCord, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, The George Washington University
Historical Contexts for Taiwan’s Democratization
Steven Phillips, Director of Asian Studies & Associate Professor of History, Towson University
Economic Development & Democracy
Vincent Wang, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Richmond
Democratic Reform & Future Prospects
Richard Bush, Senior Fellow & Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
11:45 am – 12:30 pm -- Luncheon
Location: Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor, 1957 E Street, NW
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm -- Panel II: External Environment & Taiwan’s Democracy
Chair: Harry Harding, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Democracy & Cross-Strait Relations
Bob Sutter, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, the George Washington University & Visiting Professor, Georgetown University
U.S.-Taiwan Relations & Role of Democracy
Kerry Dumbaugh, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service
Democratic Taiwan & Asian Democracy
John Tkacik, Jr., Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Please RSVP with your name, organization/GW affiliation, and e-mail to email@example.com by Tuesday, September 25, 2007 **Please indicate which panels you will attend : Panel I, Panel II, and/or the Luncheon.**
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