Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM (ET)
In-Person (RSVP here) and Webcast
The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is pleased to invite you to a public seminar entitled “Prospects and Implications for Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential and Legislative Elections,” presented in partnership with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. In just over a month, Taiwan will hold its 2024 national elections. After months of maneuvering and strategizing, the presidential tickets from each of the three largest parties—the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Kuomintang (KMT), and the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP)—have finally solidified, setting the stage for a highly contentious closing stretch of the campaign. Despite several major shakeups that have injected uncertainty into the race—including a short-lived partnership between the KMT and TPP—the DPP’s William Lai Ching-te has been a consistent frontrunner. Beyond the presidential race, however, the prospects of the governing DPP are far less certain, as both of its rivals seem poised to make gains in legislative and local elections. All the while, the specter of Chinese influence is ever-present, threatening to subvert Taiwan’s democratic society and erode public confidence in its electoral processes.
For both Taiwan and its international partners, this election could prove pivotal. Accordingly, this panel will feature in-depth discussions of the many factors shaping the 2024 Taiwan elections, as well as the implications of the potential outcomes. What are the current trendlines regarding support for the various candidates and parties? What are the issues that will shape the decisions facing voters? What are China’s likely responses to the various scenarios and implications for US policy? Panelists will confront these questions and more in this timely seminar.
Panelists will include: Julia Famularo (Harvard University), Brian Hioe (New Bloom Magazine), Robert Sutter (George Washington University), and Bo Tedards (Taiwan Foundation for Democracy). The event will be moderated by GTI Executive Director Russell Hsiao.
The event will be held at the GTI office located at 1836 Jefferson Place NW in Washington DC (approximately one block from the Dupont Circle Metro). Doors will open at 12:45 PM, and the event will begin at 1:15 PM. If you plan on attending in-person, please RSVP by December 10, as seating is limited. A light lunch will be provided. Please direct questions or concerns to Program Manager Marshall Reid at email@example.com.