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Jun 09

The Taiwan Relations Act's Enduring Legacy on Capitol Hill

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

On March 24, the United States House of Representatives approved a resolution reaffirming "its unwavering commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) as the cornerstone of relations between the United States and Taiwan."  Nothing is permanent on Capitol Hill, but bi-partisan commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act is as close as it comes.  Join us as we explore the depth of that commitment and its future with Rep Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Congressional staff members past and present.

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Our program is dedicated to the memory of Ambassador Harvey J. Feldman. Ambassador Feldman was an author of the Taiwan Relations Act and a stalwart defender of its word and spirit.  He served as a Distinguished Fellow in China Policy at The Heritage Foundation for thirteen years and was a dear friend to his colleagues here and to a great many associates in the broader foreign policy community.

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

On March 24, the United States House of Representatives approved a resolution reaffirming "its unwavering commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) as the cornerstone of relations between the United States and Taiwan." The resolution was sponsored by Representative Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and co-sponsored by 124 of her colleagues, 55 Democrats and 69 Republicans. Nothing is permanent on Capitol Hill, but bi-partisan commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act is as close as it comes. Join us as we explore the depth of that commitment and its future with Representatives Berkley and Congressional staff members past and present.

Our program is dedicated to the memory of Ambassador Harvey J. Feldman. Ambassador Feldman was an author of the Taiwan Relations Act and a stalwart defender of its word and spirit. He served as a Distinguished Fellow in China Policy at The Heritage Foundation for thirteen years and was a dear friend to his colleagues here and to a great many associates in the broader foreign policy community.

More About the Speakers

Welcome and Introduction:
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
President,
The Heritage Foundation

Keynote Remarks:
The Honorable Joe Wilson (R-SC)
Member,
House Foreign Affairs Committee
and Member,
Congressional Taiwan Caucus

Panel Discussion featuring:
Chris Nelson
Senior Vice President,
Samuels International Associates;
Editor,
The Nelson Report;
and former Professional Staff,
House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Matthew Reynolds
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs,
George W. Bush Administration

Jeremy Kadden
Legislative Assistant,
Office of Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Co-Chair,
Congressional Taiwan Caucus

Dennis Halpin
Professional Staff Member,
House Committee on Foreign Affairs (Minority)

Hosted By

Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More