The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Relations in New Administrations

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August 11, 2017 The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Relations in New Administrations

Co-Hosted by the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America and the Institute for Taiwan-America Relations

Friday, Aug 11, 2017

1:30 pm - 5:15 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC


12:30 p.m. 

Informal Networking Lunch – Light Sandwich Buffet


1:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, The Heritage Foundation

Wei Wang, President, Taiwan Benevolent Association of America

Yeni Wong, President, Institute for Taiwan-America Studies


Keynote Address

Lyu-shun Shen, Former Representative, Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office, Washington, D.C. 

2:15 p.m.

Session 1: Cross-Strait Relations and the U.S.

Chung-Chian Teng, Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security

Russell Hsiao, Executive Director, Global Taiwan Institute 

Scott Kastner, Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland 

Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator 


4:00 p.m.

Session 2: Future of Economic Relations between the U.S. and Taiwan

Riley Walters, Research Associate, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Scott Kennedy, Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, CSIS

Vincent Wang, Dean and Professor of Politics, School of Humanities and Sciences, Ithaca College

Yinglee Tseng, Managing Director of TBAA-GDC – Moderator