Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in Hualien

The transformation of Taiwan, and of this relationship over the past 40 years has been remarkable.  As we celebrate this important anniversary, we are also looking forward and focusing on even more ways to strengthen and broaden the U.S.-Taiwan relationship over the next 40 years and beyond. |OT-1990|November 21, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at GCTF Workshop on Good Energy Governance in the Indo-Pacific

The workshop builds on a long history of cooperation between the United States and Taiwan on energy issues.  The U.S. Department of Energy conducts multiple technical exchanges with counterpart agencies in Taiwan.  U.S. companies have also provided solutions to meet Taiwan’s energy needs. |OT-1989|November 20, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene at Opening Ceremony of Meet Taipei 2019

As we move forward together to build the digital age, we look forward to continuing to work closely with all of you here today and the organizers of Meet Taipei. Taiwan’s future depends upon moving up the value-chain to become a full-fledged innovation-based economy. |OT-1987|November 14, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Digital Dialogue Public Forum on U.S.-Taiwan Security Cooperation

Today’s forum focuses on a topic that has attracted a great deal of attention, not only in the United States and Taiwan, but also throughout the Indo-Pacific region and across the Strait: promoting U.S.-Taiwan security cooperation. |OT-1986| |November 7, 2019| Read More»

Remarks by AIT Deputy Director Raymond Greene at the Press Conference Prior to the Taipei Symphony Orchestra’s U.S. tour

2019 is a very special year.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of TSO, the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act and the establishment of AIT, as well as the 40th anniversary of Taipei’s sister city ties with Atlanta.  Therefore, TSO’s visit to Washington, DC and a concert in Atlanta is a significant diplomatic ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at The Opening Session of the Taiwan-led part of the 2019 Cyber Offensive and Defensive Exercises

As many have pointed out this week, this year marks the first time the United States and Taiwan have co-organized and co-hosted international cyber exercises.  In doing so, our message to the world is this:  Taiwan is not alone on cyber.|OT-1983|November 6, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the International Air Safety Summit Gala Dinner

First of all, allow me to congratulate the Flight Safety Foundation on its 72nd Annual International Air Safety Summit. The Flight Safety Foundation has an impressive record of achievement in its ongoing effort to improve global aviation safety, and I am honored to be a part of this annual summit.|OT-1982|November 6, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening Session of the Talent Circulation Summit

The Talent Circulation Alliance is a public-private partnership that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan and like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally savvy professionals.|OT-1981|November 5, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at AMVER Award Ceremony

Today, we are here to recognize the crews from 33 vessels, from 10 shipping companies, in Taiwan that participated in the United States Coast Guard-supported Amver program. The program exemplifies the ongoing close U.S.-Taiwan cooperation in maritime security and safety, and highlights Taiwan’s important contributions to the global community. |OT-1977|October 23, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Microsoft AI R&D Training Academy Grand Opening

It is my great pleasure to be here today to help celebrate the grand opening of the newly expanded Microsoft AI Research and Development Center and Training Academy. In many ways, this center is the quintessential example of the strength and the future of the U.S.-Taiwan technology relationship. |OT-1971|September 27, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Hacking for Good: AI & Cybersecurity

Cyber defense and hacking for good are no longer optional, they are foundational for the future of free societies. I implore all of you to dedicate yourself to this mission. It is no exaggeration to say the world as we know it depends upon all of you doing so. |OT-1968|September 17, 2019 Read More»

Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region

The Consultations we launch today are intended to develop and pursue joint projects in the region that assist other countries in bolstering democratic values under the Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative. This initiative is the cornerstone of the governance pillar of our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. |OT-1967| September 12, 2019 Read More»

Opening Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region

This important new forum is designed to formalize, regularize, and deepen cooperation between the United States and Taiwan on good governance issues. I believe that governments coordinate best when they meet regularly. |OT-1966|September 12, 2019 Read More»

2019 NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon (NASA Hackathon)

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is partnering with the National Space Organization, Chunghwa Telecom, Taipei City Government, National Taiwan Normal University, and the American Innovation Center to host the 2019 NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon in Taiwan. The hackathon will be held from October 18-20 and registration is now open. |PR-1945|September 11, 2019 Read More»

Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the GCTF Workshop on “Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II”

OT-1965 September 10, 2019 Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby at the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Workshop on “Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II” Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Chairman Su, Minister Wu, Representative Nishiumi, Representative Jevrell, Director Christensen, and distinguished guests, “ZOW-shang How!” (good morning) I am pleased to make a return ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the GCTF Workshop on Defending Democracy through Promoting Media Literacy

Taiwan is also on the frontline of this battle and faces the same challenge, albeit from a more determined opponent. And as we all quickly discovered during last year’s workshop, both the United States and countries around the world have much to learn from Taiwan about how to marshal our academic, policy, and technical resources ... Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Opening of AIT@40 exhibition in New Taipei City

In this exhibition, AIT has brought together documents, artifacts, interviews, hundreds of photos, and even augmented and virtual reality features to tell the story of AIT’s role in forging U.S.-Taiwan relations over the past 40 years. The exhibition shows the breadth and depth of the engagement between the U.S. and Taiwan have shared since 1979.|OT-1963|September ... Read More»

AIT Celebrates Education Month in September

As part of our yearlong campaign celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to launch September as AIT@40 Education Month. Each month of 2019 features a unique theme, highlighting the increasingly multifaceted nature of U.S.-Taiwan relations today. |PR-1941| August 30, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Taipei Aerospace and Defense Trade Exhibition

Over the past 40 years, we have not only observed Taiwan’s enthusiasm to pursue necessary platforms to ensure its self-defense, but also its evolving tenacity to develop its own indigenous defense industry. Today’s exhibition is a clear example of that. |OT-1960|August 15, 2019 Read More»

Remarks by AIT Acting Director Raymond Greene At the Opening of 2019 NIA International Workshop on Strategies for Combating Human Trafficking

I would like to begin by congratulating Taiwan on being ranked Tier One in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report for the tenth year in a row. This is truly a rare and remarkable accomplishment...|OT-1956| July 25, 2019 Read More»
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