November 5, 2018
AIT Press Release #: PR-1840
Ambassador James Moriarty, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), is visiting Taiwan from November 4 to 10, 2018.
This is Ambassador Moriarty’s fifth trip to Taiwan since his appointment as AIT Chairman. While in Taiwan, he will attend the annual AIT-TECRO Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) joint committee meeting and meet with a number of senior political and business figures. Since the GCTF was launched in 2015, the United States and Taiwan have brought together hundreds of experts, government officials, and civil society leaders from over two dozen countries for 13 workshops on public health, women’s empowerment, media literacy, law enforcement, and the digital economy, among other topics.
Ambassador Moriarty brings decades of experience in Asia, including Taiwan, at the senior leadership levels in the U.S. government and the private sector. Ambassador Moriarty served as U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh and Nepal, Special Assistant to the President of the United States, Senior Director for Asia at the National Security Council, and Director for China Affairs at the National Security Council. He led the political section at the American Institute in Taiwan from 1995 to 1998. Since retiring from the Foreign Service in 2011, Ambassador Moriarty has worked in the private sector and as an independent consultant.