Taiwan Studies Conference 30th Anniversary of The Taiwan Relations Act


Friday, April 3, 2009, 9:00am


Taiwan Studies Conference
30th Anniversary of The Taiwan Relations Act


Friday, April 3, 2009

Keynote by J. Stapleton Roy
J. Stapleton Roy is Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He served as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 1991-1995.

Panel 1: Drafting the TRA
Panelist: Roger W. Sullivan, former President of the U.S.-China Business Council; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Pacific and East Asian Affairs, 1978-1980
Panelist: David Tawei Lee, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, career Foreign Service Officer, and author of The Making of the Taiwan Relations Act
Moderator: Steven M. Goldstein, Professor of Government, Smith College

Panel 2: Implementing the TRA
Panelist: Richard Bush, Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution, and Director, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies; formerly Chairman and Managing Director, the American Institute in Taiwan
Panelist: Douglas H. Paal, Vice President for Studies, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; formerly Director of the American Institute in Taiwan
Moderator: Julian Chang, Executive Director, the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard-Kennedy School of Government

Panel 3: The Future of the TRA
Panelist: Thomas C. Christensen, Professor of Politics, Princeton University; served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Panelist: Robert G. Sutter, Visiting Professor of Asian Studies, the School of Foreign Service, George Washington University; formerly served as Senior Specialist and Director of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service
Moderator: Alan D. Romberg, Distinguished Fellow and Director, the East Asia Program, the Henry L. Stimson Center