Announcing the U.S. Delegation to Taiwan to Celebrate AIT@40

April 10, 2019
AIT Press Release #: PR-1912

 

The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to announce the U.S. Delegation traveling to Taiwan to celebrate AIT@40, which marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) on April 10, 1979.

Earlier this year, AIT launched a yearlong campaign called AIT@40, which celebrates 40 years of friendship and partnership between the United States and Taiwan since the signing of the TRA.  Each month, the AIT@40 campaign explores a different facet of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship with monthly themes such as Trade & Investment, Shared Values, and Education.  The campaign not only recognizes past accomplishments, but also looks at ongoing and future efforts, as exemplified by our motto “Strong Foundation, Bright Future.” [立穩根基,共創未來]

The U.S. AIT@40 Delegation will participate in a special series of events, beginning on April 15, to commemorate the passage of the Taiwan Relations Act and to celebrate AIT’s 40th birthday.  These events will include a ceremony and reception hosted on April 15 at AIT’s new office compound in Neihu entitled “TRA and AIT@40: Celebrating 40 Years of Friendship” and AIT’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit, which will be held on April 16 and is open to the public.  Members of the delegation will also attend a forum hosted by ICRT, NTU, and AIT entitled “Taiwan Relations Act at 40: Where We’ve Been, and What’s Next?” as well as a forum cohosted by Hudson Institute and The Prospect Foundation entitled “2019 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue In Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act: Further Strengthening Taiwan-US Ties.”

Please note, AIT will release individual media advisories for each of the open press events mentioned above.

Members of the AIT@40 Delegation:

Fmr. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, Head of Delegation

 Current U.S. Government and AIT

Chairwoman (Rep.) Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representative Don Bacon

Representative Hank Johnson

Representative Salud Carbajal

Amb. Jim Moriarty, Chairman, American Institute in Taiwan

Ms. Maren Kasper, Acting President, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)

Jane Nishida, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

David Meale, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Eugene Cornelius, Senior Advisor, Small Business Administration

Jim Heller, Director, Office of Taiwan Coordination, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Constance Tzioumis, Director, Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State

Kathryn Kaufman, Managing Director for Global Women’s Issues, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Alven Lam, Managing Director, International Markets, Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)

Ingrid Larson, Deputy Director, Office of Public Diplomacy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Dee Shorts, Partnership Advisor, Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State

Andrew Nissen, Economic Officer, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

State & Local or Former U.S. Government

Amb. Ray Burghardt, Former Chairman, American Institute in Taiwan

William Stanton, Former Director, American Institute in Taiwan

Amb. Derek Mitchell, President, National Democratic Institute, Former Principal Deputy

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia Pacific Security Affairs

Daniel McKee, Lieutenant Governor, State of Rhode Island

Robert Wang, Former Deputy Director, American Institute in Taiwan

Daniel Runde, Former Director of Global Development Alliances, United States Agency for International Development

Seth Cropsey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict

Eric Altbach, Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs