GTI 2021 Annual Symposium: US-Taiwan Relations: Forging a 21st Century Agenda

GTI 2021 Annual Symposium: US-Taiwan Relations: Forging a 21st Century Agenda

Webinar Platform: Webex

*** This event will be live-streamed here:

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 8:15 AM-1:00 PM (ET)
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 8:50 AM-1:00 PM (ET)

Event Description:

Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at our 2021 annual symposium, featuring leading policy experts and prominent keynote speakers on US-Taiwan relations. The event, taking place over the course of two half-day virtual sessions, will be organized around four engaging panel discussions on a range of challenging and pressing issues relating to the future of US-Taiwan relations in the 21st century.

As GTI’s flagship event, the symposium is an annual forum that convenes leading experts on US-Taiwan policy to discuss current challenges and propose potential future solutions. At this year’s event, our panels will examine recent developments in the relationship between the United States and Taiwan as they work to contend with the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, including discussions of international grand strategy, economics and trade issues, growing defense and security threats, and the increasing internationalization of Taiwan Strait security issues.

Please refer to the agenda below for the confirmed list of speakers. We invite you to continue to check our website and social media as we confirm and update speakers and guests. The event webcast for both days of the symposium will be broadcasted live on our website and on Youtube.

    • Day One (beginning at 8:15 AM (ET) on Wednesday, September 15, 2021)
    • Day Two (beginning at 8:50 AM (ET) on Thursday, September 16, 2021)

Questions for the panels may either be sent by e-mail to contact@globaltaiwan.org or through the chat function on the YouTube page.

Wednesday, September 15:

8:15am – 8:30am Welcome Remarks

      • Dr. Chen Wen-yen, Chairman, Global Taiwan Institute

      8:30am – 8:40am Opening Remarks

      • Amb. Hsiao Bi-khim, Representative, TECRO

8:40am-9:00am Opening Keynote

            • H.E. Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan (ROC)


          • 9:00am – 10:30am Panel One: Grand Strategy
              • Panelists:
                • David Stilwell (Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State)
                • Amb. Derek Mitchell (National Democratic Institute)
                • Nobukatsu Kanehara (Doshisha University)
                • Matthew Kroenig (Atlantic Council)
                • Vincent Chao (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
              • Moderator:
                • Russell Hsiao (Global Taiwan Institute)

10:30am – 12:00pm Panel Two: Economics, Trade, and Development

                • Panelists:
                  • Bonnie Glick (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
                  • Rick F. Ruzicka III (Fmr. American Institute in Taiwan)
                  • Robert Wang (Global Taiwan Institute)
                  • Kristy Tsun-Tzu Hsu (Taiwan Asia Exchange Foundation/Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research)
                  • Eric Sayers (American Enterprise Institute)
                • Moderator:
                  • Riley Walters (Global Taiwan Institute/Hudson Institute)

12:00pm – 1:00pm Keynote

                • A Conversation with United States Representative Ami Bera
                  • Moderator:
                    • Russell Hsiao (Global Taiwan Institute)

Thursday, September 16:

8:50am – 9:00am Opening Remarks

        • Russell Hsiao (Global Taiwan Institute)

9:00am – 10:30am Panel Three: Defense & Security

                • Panelists:
                  • Elbridge Colby (Marathon Initiative)
                  • Matt Turpin (Hoover Institute)
                  • Lt. Col. (ret.) Mark Stokes (Project 2049 Institute/Global Taiwan Institute)
                  • John Dotson (Global Taiwan Institute)
                  • Shirley Kan (Global Taiwan Institute)
                • Moderator:
                  • Lt. Gen. (ret.) Wallace ‘Chip’ Gregson (Global Taiwan Institute/Center for the National Interest)

10:30am – 12:00pm Panel Four: Internationalizing the Taiwan Strait 

                • Panelists:
                  • Alex Wong (Hudson Institute)
                  • Walter Lohman (Heritage Foundation)
                  • Ryan Hass (Brookings Institute)
                  • Bonnie Glaser (German Marshall Fund)
                  • I-Chung Lai (Prospect Foundation)
                • Moderator:
                  • Amb. (ret.) Stephen Young (Global Taiwan Institute)

12:00pm – 1:00pm Closing Keynote

                • A Fireside Chat with Amb. (ret.) Robert O’Brien
                  • Moderator: Alexander Gray (Global Taiwan Institute/American Foreign Policy Council)

* This list includes only confirmed speakers.