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Voting for Change? The Impact of Taiwan's Upcoming Elections

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW; Room 602
Washington, DC 20052

AudioListen to the Audio - Panel 1

AudioListen to the Audio - Panel 2

Panel 1: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Panel 2: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

RSVP Required:

After almost eight years of Ma Ying-jeou’s presidency, Taiwan’s voters will go to the polls in January to elect a new president and legislature. Regardless of the outcome of these elections, the results will have major implications for Taiwan’s domestic politics and external relations. This event will feature presentations by leading experts on the factors influencing the election results and what they will mean for Taiwan’s future.


10:00-12:00 PM: Panel 1: The Impact on Taiwan's Domestic Politics


Tun-jen Cheng, Class of 1935 Professor, Government, William & Mary

Emerson Niou, Professor of Political Science, Duke University

Kharis Templeman, Program Manager, Taiwan Democracy Program, Stanford University

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-3:00 PM: Panel 2: External Implications

Chen-yuan Tung, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Institute of Development Studies, National Chengchi University (Taiwan)

Yun Sun, Senior Associate, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, GW



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