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Taiwan and Latin American Relations:

Achievements and Opportunities


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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Continental Breakfast: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Panel: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, State Room, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20052




While Taiwan's role in Latin America and the Caribbean has not been the focus of headlines in recent years, Taiwan has been steadily increasing its influence and presence in the region. This roundtable will specifically discuss Taiwan's diplomatic relations with countries in the region as well as its significant contributions to natural disaster preparedness and combating public health threats.



"Taiwan's Diplomatic Relations in Latin America and the Caribbean after May 2016"
Elisa Wang, Associate Professor, Institute of Latin American Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan


"Challenges and Opportunities of Taiwan's Latin American Policy: The Case of Cuba"
Robert Chyou, Professor of the Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan


"Why Taiwan Assistance Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean"
John Sanbrailo, Executive Director, Pan American Development Foundation


"Taiwan's Contributions to Disaster Management in Latin America and the Caribbean"
Liza Mantilla, Director, Disaster Management, Pan American Development Foundation


Moderated by:

Edward McCord, Vice Dean; Professor of History and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affiars, GW.



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