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The Digital Economy Forum: Prospects for Taiwan-US Cooperation in the Internet Age

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Friday, October 14, 2016
Buffet Lunch: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Roundtable: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, City View Room, Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20052


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U.S.-Taiwan Joint Statement on 2nd DEF Forum


With opening remarks by Mr. Stanley Kao, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

In October the U.S. and Taiwan will hold, under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. (TECRO), the 2nd US-Taiwan Digital Economy Forum (DEF), which was launched on June 2, 2015 as a high-level, multi-stakeholder platform for discussion of digital economy policy issues of importance to the U.S. and Taiwan. The DEF provides the opportunity to cooperate more closely in promoting an open Internet, the free flow of data across borders, expanded access and adoption of information and communications technologies (ICTs), and the further development of the global digital economy.

This event on October 14 will include reflections on the second U.S.-Taiwan DEF meeting, as well as a discussion by panelists on how the DEF fits into broader U.S.-Taiwan economic engagement.


Panel Discussion:

Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, US-Taiwan Business Council

Frank Cillufo, Associate Vice President & Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, GW

Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, and Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, CSIS


Moderated by:

Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School, GW.


Closing Remarks:

Dr. Ming-Hsin Kung, Deputy Minister, National Development Council (NDC), Taiwan

Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State




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