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US-Taiwan Relations: A Shared Vision for the Indo-Pacific
Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at the 2019 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.
Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at our 2019 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, the symposium is an annual forum that convenes leading experts on US-Taiwan policy to assess current developments and future implications. At this year’s event, our panels will cover challenges and opportunities for a shared vision in the Indo-Pacific region, cross-Strait relations and Taiwan’s international space, economic and trade cooperation between the United States and Taiwan, as well as defense and security cooperation.
Please refer to the agenda below for the confirmed list of speakers. We invite you to register now, and continue to check this event page and social media as we confirm and update speakers and guests.
8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome Remarks by Dr. Chen Wen-yen (Global Taiwan Institute) and Ambassador Stanley Kao (Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.)
9:15am – 9:40am Opening Keynote
9:45am – 11:00am Panel One: Moving Towards a Shared Vision in the Free & Open Indo-Pacific
- Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, USMC ret. (Center for the National Interest/Global Taiwan Institute)
- Michael J. Green (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
- Brig. Gen. Robert S. Spalding III, USAF ret. (Hudson Institute)
- Steve Yates (DC International Advisory, LLC)
- Russell Hsiao (Global Taiwan Institute)
11:05am – 12:20pm Panel Two: Cross-Strait Relations & International Space
- Richard C. Bush (Brookings Institution)
- Amb. Stephen Young (former Director, American Institute in Taiwan/Global Taiwan Institute)
- Michael Mazza (American Enterprise Institute/Global Taiwan Institute)
- Vincent Chao (Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.)
- I-wei Jennifer Chang (Global Taiwan Institute)
12:45pm – 1:30pm Luncheon Keynote
1:35pm – 2:50pm Panel Three: Economic & Trade Cooperation
- Anthony Kim (The Heritage Foundation)
- Babara Weisel (Rock Creek Global Advisors)
- Peter Chow (The City University of New York/Global Taiwan Institute)
- Rupert Hammond-Chambers (US-Taiwan Business Council)
2:55pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm – 4:30pm Panel Four: Defense & Security Cooperation
- Lt. Col. Mark Stokes, USAF ret. (The Project 2049 Institute/Global Taiwan Institute)
- Shirley Kan (former Congressional Research Service/Global Taiwan Institute)
- Elbridge Colby (Center for New American Security)
- J. Michael Cole (Global Taiwan Institute)
- David An (Global Taiwan Institute)
4:30pm – 5:00pm Closing Keynote
[*This list includes confirmed participants.]
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