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Taiwan Conference: "TRA and TPP: Past, Present and Future"

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the American Association of Chinese Studies

Friday, October 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 602
Washington, DC 20052

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12:00pm - 1:45pm: Panel 1: The TRA to the Rescue: How the ROC (Taiwan) Has Fared Despite Rupture of Diplomatic Relations with the U.S

Chair and Discussant: Yu-long Ling, Franklin College

“The Central Irony of the TRA: How a Legal Act Created Diplomatic Flexibility”
Cal Clark, Auburn University

“Reminisces About the Run-up to, and Making of, the Taiwan Relations Act”
James C. Hsiung, New York University

"In Practical Terms, Is the TRA Relevant Today"?
Thomas Bellows, the University of Texas at San Antonio

"The TRA: Its Nature and Significant Impacts"
Yu-long Ling, Franklin College

1:45pm - 2:00pm: Coffee Break

2:00pm - 3:45pm: Panel 2: Taiwan Relations Act at 35: Retrospect and Prospect

Chair: June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami

Discussant: Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Legal Perspectives”
Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

“Congressional Aspects”
Robert Sutter, the George Washington University

“Security Aspects”
Joseph Bosco, Center for Strategic and International Studies

“Political Aspects”
Vincent Wang, University of Richmond

“Historical Perspectives”
Steven Phillips, Towson University

3:45pm - 4:00pm: Coffee Break

4:00pm - 5:45pm: Panel 3: Open Regionalism and Taiwan’s Bid for the TPP

Chair: Thomas Chen, St. Johns University

Discussant: James Riedel, Johns Hopkins University and the World Bank

“The TPP and America’s Strategic Role in Asia”
Claude Barfield, American Enterprises Institute

“TPP and Emerging Mega-Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific”
Michael Plummer, John Hopkins University

“The Tiger that Dances with the Dragon: Taiwan’s Economic Integration Strategy with China and the Asia Pacific”
Roy Lee, Chung Hwa Institution for Economic Research, Taiwan

“Not the Second Best, But the Best Second: Taiwan’s bid for the TPP in the Second Round ”
Peter C.Y. Chow, City University of New York



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