Please join the Global Taiwan Institute as we host a panel focused on the prospects for economic cooperation between the United States and Taiwan under a new administration. Our experts will discuss President-Elect Donald Trump’s stated intention to withdraw from the TPP and what that will mean for Taiwan, which had been seeking to join the multilateral agreement. In light of President-elect Trump’s stated intention to withdraw from TPP, we will also look at what opportunities lie ahead for bilateral trade and investment deals between the United States and Taiwan, as well as the range of options available for pursuing economic cooperation.
We are joined by Dr. Robert Wang, formerly Senior US Official for APEC and long-time Foreign Service Officer; Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President of the US-Taiwan Business Council; and Dr. Derek Scissors, noted expert on US-Asia economic relations, currently resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. The panel will be moderated by GTI Executive Director Russell Hsiao.
Doors will open at 11:30. A light lunch will be served, and the event will begin at 12:00. Kindly RSVP by December 12. Please direct questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Robert S. Wang is a Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He was a career Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State from 1984-2106. Mr. Wang last served as the U.S. Senior Official for APEC from 2013-2015 and as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from 2011-2013. He was an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service from 2015-16 and a visiting fellow with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS from 2009-2010. Dr. Wang was also Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) from 2006-2009. Dr. Wang attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University (2000–2001) and was the State Department’s Diplomat in Residence at the University of California, Los Angeles (2005–2006). He earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Iowa in 1976. He recently published a major report on Taiwan for CSIS, entitled, “Taiwan’s Vibrant Democracy and Beleaguered Economy.”
Rupert Hammond-Chambers is President of the US-Taiwan Business Council, where he has focused on developing the Council’s role as a strategic partner to its members and as a leader in empowering American companies in Asia through value and excellence. He was made Vice President of the Council in 1998 and has been President since November, 2000. Mr. Hammond-Chambers is also the Managing Director, Taiwan for BowerGroupAsia. Before this, he worked as Associate for Development at the Center for Security Policy, and as a manager at Advanced Telecommunication Corporation (ATC). He sits on the Advisory Boards of Redwood Partners International, The Sabatier Group and the Pacific Star Fund, is a Trustee of Fettes College and is a member of both the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Derek M. Scissors is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies and on US economic relations with Asia. He is concurrently chief economist of the China Beige Book. Dr. Scissors is the author of the China Global Investment Tracker. In late 2008, he authored a series of papers that chronicled the end of pro-market Chinese reform and predicted economic stagnation in China as a result. Before joining AEI, Dr. Scissors was a senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation and an adjunct professor of economics at George Washington University. He has worked for London-based Intelligence Research Ltd., taught economics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and served as an action officer in international economics and energy for the US Department of Defense. Dr. Scissors has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate from Stanford University.