Midterm elections in the United States and Taiwan changed the political and legislative configuration in both countries. What impact will these have on U.S.-Taiwan relations as both countries head into Presidential elections in 2016. The Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America (TBAA), has assembled expert panelists to look at the issue from both sides. Please join us as we examine the ramifications of changing political landscapes.
The Impact of the New U.S. Congress
(9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Shirley Kan, Former Specialist in Asian Security Affairs, Congressional Research Service
Dennis Halpin, Former Advisor, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Chris Nelson, Senior Vice President, Samuels International Associates, Inc.
Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
The Impact of Taiwan’s Recent Elections
(11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Barbara Schrage, Former Director, American Institute in Taiwan
Min-Hua Huang, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow, National Taiwan University, The Brookings Institution
Shelley Rigger, Ph.D., Brown Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, Davidson College
Vincent Wang, Ph.D.
Taiwan Benevolent Association of America (TBAA) and
Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean, University of Richmond