Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 8:30 AM-2:45 PM (ET)
1777 F Street NW, Rockefeller-Peterson Room
Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at our 2023 annual symposium, featuring leading policy experts and prominent keynote speakers on US-Taiwan relations. The event, taking place over the course of a full day, in-person session, will be organized around three engaging panel discussions on a range of challenges and opportunities facing the United States and Taiwan as they enhance a global partnership for peace and security.
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 the state of geopolitical and economic shifts, trends in cross-Strait relations in the lead-up to the presidential elections in 2024, and prospects for strengthened cooperation on defense and security assistance.
Please refer to the agenda below for the list of confirmed speakers. We invite you to continue to check our website and social media as we confirm and update speakers and guests. Questions for the panels may either be sent by e-mail to email@example.com or through the chat function on the YouTube page.
Doors will open at 8:00 AM, and the event will begin at 8:30 AM. If you plan on attending in-person, please RSVP here by October 9, as seating is limited. Please only register if you would like to attend in-person. Lunch will be provided. Please direct any questions to Program Manager Marshall Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube beginning at 8:30 AM.
**Media: Please contact Marshall Reid at email@example.com if you would like to bring additional crew members or equipment so that we can be sure to accommodate you.
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM – 8:40 AM Welcome Remarks
8:40 AM – 8:45 AM Introductory Remarks
Ambassador Hsiao Bi-khim, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO)
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Keynote
H.E. Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan (ROC) (video)
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM Panel One: Geopolitical and Economic Shifts on the Taiwan Strait
Hal Brands (American Enterprise Institute)
Kelley Currie (Atlantic Council)
Liza Tobin (Special Competitive Studies Project)
Han Sukhee (Yonsei University)
Russell Hsiao (Global Taiwan Institute)
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Panel Two: Cross-Strait Relations, 2024 Elections, and US Policy
Ryan Hass (Brookings Institute)
David Sacks (Council on Foreign Relations)
Igor Khrestin (George W. Bush Presidential Center)
Zack Cooper (American Enterprise Institute)
Alex Wong (Hudson Institute and US-China Economic and Security Review Commission)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Luncheon Keynote
The Hon. Jedidiah Royal Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Panel Three: Defense and Security Assistance
Elbridge Colby (Marathon Initiative)
John Culver (Atlantic Council)
Peter Mattis (Jamestown Foundation)
Devin Thorne (Insikt Group)
John Dotson (Global Taiwan Institute)
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Closing Keynote
Laura Rosenberger Chair, American Institute in Taiwan