PR-0961E | Nov. 19, 2009
Raymond F. Burghardt, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), will arrive in Taipei Sunday, November 22, and will stay until Wednesday, November 25, 2009.
This is Mr. Burghardt’s seventh trip to Taiwan since his appointment as AIT’s chairman in February of 2006. While in Taiwan, he will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou, Legislative Yuan President Wang Jin-pyng, Premier Wu Den-Yih, and a variety of major figures in politics and business.
Mr. Burghardt was the director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Taipei office from 1999 to 2001. His distinguished career in public service has included assignments as the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam and as the U.S. consul general in Shanghai, as well as postings at U.S. embassies in Asia and Latin America. In Washington, he served on the staff of the National Security Council. He is currently the Director of East-West Seminars at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, a position he holds concurrently with his AIT position.