Title: Challenging Hegemony: Taiwan, the Baltic, and the EU
Description: Lithuania's recent decision to accept a Taiwan Representative Office has created outsized reverberations across Europe, Asia, and the world. With the decision to utilize the name "Taiwan," Lithuania has drawn the ire of the People's Republic of China and thrust Taiwan into the center of European Union politics. Why did Lithuania and the Baltic countries decide to develop closer relations with Taiwan at the cost of alienating China? What does this entail for the future of European relations with Taiwan and China? And what does this shift mean for Taiwan's international status and future? This virtual event will take place on November 30th 7pm Pacific Time // December 1 11am Taiwan Time. You will receive an invitation link via your email
RSVP here. Please join us as three scholars from Taiwan and the Baltic discuss the implications of unfolding contemporary events Speakers: Chih-Mei Luo Jean Monnet Chair Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, National Taipei University Daunis Auers Professor of European Studies, University of Latvia Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy Postdoctoral Researcher, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien Non-Resident Fellow, Taiwan NextGen Foundation Moderators: Guntis Smidchens Kazickas Family Endowed Professor in Baltic Studies, UW Department of Scandinavian Studies James Lin Assistant Professor in Taiwan Studies, UW Jackson School of International Studies For more information on the speakers, please view our webpage here. This event is sponsored by the University of Washington's Taiwan Studies Program, the Baltic Studies Program of the Department of Scandinavian Studies, and the East Asia Center.