[Webinar] US Election Results and Implications for Taiwan: A One Month Assessment

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December 9, 2020
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Political Science

What does a change of guard in Washington mean for the special US-Taiwan relationship? What issues are at stake and how are they likely to be impacted by a Biden administration versus a Trump administration?

Join the Sigur Center for Asian Studies for a discussion with influential experts in the US and Taiwan for their perspectives on what we can expect as we look ahead to the next four years on topics from cross-Strait relations, US-Taiwan free trade agreement, and post-pandemic recovery.


Welcome Remarks: Benjamin D. Hopkins, Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Expert Panel:

  • Presidential Change in Washington: Continuity or Change in US-Taiwan Relations?: Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, GW
  • A Congressional View on US-Taiwan Relations: Sarah Trister, Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • Taiwan’s Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities in a Biden Era: Hung-jen Wang, Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan
  • Discussant: Lev Nachman, Visiting Scholar at National Taiwan University in Taipei
  • Moderator: Deepa M. Ollapally, Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

The event will feature an extensive period for audience Q&A.


Registered guests will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the WebEx event 24 hours prior to the event. Guests will be able to join the event via a web browser, using the WebEx computer or mobile app, or by calling in. Please follow the instructions on the confirmation email for more details. Registration closes at 1pm EST on Tuesday, December 8.

This event is on the record, open to the public, and will be recorded. Advance questions are strongly encouraged due to the anticipated volume and limited Q&A time; please submit questions to gsigur@gwu.edu with subject "Taiwan Roundtable Q&A."

Media inquiries must be sent to gwmedia@gwu.edu. Accessibility requests must be sent to gsigur@gwu.edu at least 3 business days in advance.

Contact Info: 

Helen Jiang, Program Coordinator, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

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