Taiwan Entangled in the Global Economy: Silicon, Supply Chains, Geopolitics

Jennifer Joy's picture
May 19, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Business History / Studies

The UW Taiwan Studies Program, along with the UW East Asia Center and the UW Foster School of Business Global Business Center, presents an upcoming panel discussion on Taiwan Entangled in the Global Economy: Silicon, Supply Chains, Geopolitics.

This virtual panel will take place on Wednesday, May 19th, 4:30pm – 6pm Pacific Time.

Please register to receive an event invitation!

In the backdrop of disruptions to international supply chains and national economies from the  COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s economic growth and success stand in stark contrast. As Taiwan’s economy thrives, led by its superlative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the success of firms like TSMC, how does Taiwan’s involvement in the global economy change?  Meanwhile, heightened hostility in US-China relations looms large, and the United States seeks to address security vulnerabilities in its exposure to Taiwanese semiconductors. How do Taiwan’s businesses navigate greater US-China-Taiwan geopolitical forces? This panel invites three experts from academia, journalism, and industry to discuss Taiwan’s business landscape  during a turbulent pandemic world and the post-pandemic future.

Panel speakers:

William Kirby, Professor, Harvard University

Ken Sun, General Manager (Taiwan), Microsoft

Cindy Wang, Breaking News Editor, Bloomberg

James Lin, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, will act as moderator.

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University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program

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