AIT DIR Christensen at Supply Chain Book at TAITRA

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the TAITRA Press Event

6 May, 2021 | Speeches

I want to congratulate TAITRA for their tremendous efforts in publishing this inaugural whitepaper. This comprehensive analysis sheds light on complex supply chain trends, opportunities, and challenges that Taiwan industries are facing as the world rethinks the supply chain network of the past.|OT-2119|May 6, 2021
AIT DIR Christensen at Cybersec Trade Show

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at CyberSec Trade Show

4 May, 2021 | Speeches

I can say with firsthand knowledge that your participation today is not just a token gesture.  AIT has cooperated with many of you on major cybersecurity events and initiatives, particularly over the past eighteen months, including last year’s research trip to the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco, the critical infrastructure virtual seminar, the cybersecurity ...
AIT DIR Christensen at AIC Innovation Forum

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the AIC Innovation Forum

22 April, 2021 | Speeches

Today is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, with an estimated one billion people around the world mobilizing to commemorate it.  The events of today’s Innovation Forum highlight U.S. commitment to the environment and to finding innovative solutions for combating climate change. This aligns with President Biden’s priority of placing climate change at the center ...
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Hsieh Nieh Fan

22 April, 2021 | Speeches

This past year has had more than its share of tragedy, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc throughout the globe.  But 2021 has also brought some hope and we can see signs of a return to normalcy on the horizon.  I know that I speak for all of us in the room in ...
GCTF on supply chain restructuring and SME financing

United States, Taiwan, Japan, and EU cohost the vGCTF Workshop on Supply Chain Restructuring and SME

14 April, 2021 | Press Releases

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) was pleased to cohost a one-day virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) workshop on Supply Chain Restructuring and SME Financing with the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), and first-time host the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan (EETO).|PR-2111|April 14, 2021
AIT Director Brent Christensen

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen

30 March, 2021 | Speeches

Practically speaking, this travel and the new policy that made it possible, is a tangible sign of progress and cause for optimism in the fight against COVID-19. It shows that Taiwan and Palau’s diligent and effective COVID prevention efforts have brought them to a point of stability and security that allowed them to begin the ...
AIT DIR Christensen at coast guard MOU launching ceremony

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Coast Guard MOU Launch Ceremony

26 March, 2021 | Speeches

Yesterday in Washington, AIT and TECRO signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further cooperation between the U.S. Coast Guard and Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration.  This MOU formalizes our already robust and longstanding cooperation with Taiwan’s Coast Guard, and, notably, is the first one signed in the Biden Administration. |OT-2106|March 26, 2021
AIT DIR Christensen at PSMC Fab groundbreaking ceremony

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at PSMC’s Tongluo Fab Groundbreaking Ceremony

25 March, 2021 | Speeches

I am delighted to be here to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation’s new Tongluo Fabrication Plant. This is a great opportunity to congratulate PSMC, to highlight the leadership role Taiwan plays in the global semiconductor industry, and to restate the U.S. government’s focus on supply chain security.|OT-2105|March 25, 2021
The launch of Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Fact Sheet: The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

8 March, 2021 | Press Releases

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) established AWE in 2019 to support the goals of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, which demonstrates U.S. commitment to advancing women’s economic empowerment and reaching 50 million women globally by 2025.|PR-2104|March 8, 2021
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AIT and TECRO Sign an Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

19 December, 2020 | Press Releases

On December 14, 2020, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed a new Science and Technology Agreement (STA) that will strengthen cooperation between the two societies to advance joint understanding on a broad range of science and technology topics.|PR-2067|December 18, 2020
AIT Director W. Brent Christensen

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen on the Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partne

21 November, 2020 | Speeches

Just a few hours ago, the United States and Taiwan concluded the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue.  Convened under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States, the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Dialogue signifies that not only is the ...
IPBF Taiwan session

AIT and TAITRA Co-host First-ever Taiwan Session of Indo-Pacific Business Forum

28 October, 2020 | Press Releases

This afternoon, AIT co-hosted with TAITRA a session of the Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) entitled “Taiwan Model on COVID-19: Forging public private partners in the medical industry.”  During the session, representatives of Taiwan’s public and private sectors discussed how Taiwan marshalled its public health and private sector resources to successfully mitigate the COVID-19 risk to ...
2020 Presidential Hackathon

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at Presidential Hackathon

21 September, 2020 | Speeches

AIT has been involved in the Presidential Hackathon since its inception in 2018, but this year AIT co-hosted with Taiwan the International Track of the Presidential Hackathon, which brought together teams from around the world to use technology and social innovation to advance human progress.|OT-2038|September 21, 2020
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AIT, MOFA, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association and Guatemala Host Inaugural Western Hemisphere vGCTF

9 September, 2020 | Press Releases

On September 9, 2020, The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and the Government of Guatemala hosted the first in a series of expert exchanges focused on the Western Hemisphere under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF).  Today’s webinar focused on helping countries deploy digital ...
TCA White Paoer launch

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at TCA White Paper Launch

12 June, 2020 | Speeches

The Talent Circulation Alliance (TCA) is a public-private partnership, jointly founded last April by the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taiwan authorities, that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan, the United States, and other like-minded partners, with the goal of cultivating a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated, and digitally-savvy professionals.|OT-2020|June 12, 2020
Virtual Pacific Islands Dialogue on COVID-19 Assistance

Virtual Pacific Islands Dialogue on COVID-19 Assistance

5 June, 2020 | Press Releases

The United States and Taiwan are enhancing our important cooperation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We want countries around the world to benefit from the generous contributions and impressive expertise that Taiwan—a vibrant democracy and a force for good—brings to the global community, and improve the health and welfare of their people. |PR-2015|June 5, ...
MAC wards press conference

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at the Taiwan-U.S. COVID-19 Prevention Cooperation Pres

15 May, 2020 | Speeches

I often describe the U.S.-Taiwan relationship with the phrase “Real Friends, Real Progress,” and I am honored to be here today to celebrate another milestone in U.S.-Taiwan cooperation, a new partnership between Temple University and Fu Jen Catholic University to build Modular, Adaptable, Convertible (“MAC”) hospital wards to help serve COVID-19 patients in the United ...
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United States, Taiwan, and Japan Conclude the first Virtual GCTF Workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Dis

30 April, 2020 | Press Releases

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) was pleased to co-host the first virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association on April 29. In an effort to comply with Taiwan CDC recommendations on events and gatherings and to accommodate participants ...
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Virtual Forum on Expanding Taiwan’s Participation on the Global Stage

3 April, 2020 | Press Releases

On March 31, 2020, high-level officials representing the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the U.S. Department of State, the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened for a virtual forum on expanding Taiwan’s participation on the global stage.  |PR-2010|April 3, 2020

U.S.-Taiwan Joint Statement

19 March, 2020 | Press Releases

To further strengthen U.S.-Taiwan consultation and cooperation on combatting the COVID-19 virus, which originated in Wuhan, both sides will seek to share best practices and cooperate on a range of activities...|PR-2009|March 18, 2020
MOST 60th anniversary

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at The MOST 2019 Global Leaders Forum

30 October, 2019 | Speeches

Over the last six decades, Taiwan has gone from a largely agrarian society to a global technology powerhouse.  This radical transformation has come about largely due to the forward-looking leadership in the Ministry of Science and Technology and its predecessors, the National Council on Science Development and the National Science Council. |OT-1979| |October 30, 2019|
AIT DIR Christensen at AMVER

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

23 October, 2019 | Speeches

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
AIT DIR Christensen at AVRDC

Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at AVRDC

23 October, 2019 | Speeches

The experts at AVRDC are active in helping countries across the world deal with both scientific and market issues related to vegetables. The United States is happy to collaborate with AVRDC through the U.S. Agency for International Development as a project donor. |OT-1976|October 23, 2019
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Remarks by AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at SEMICON Taiwan

18 September, 2019 | Speeches

It is my distinct honor to be here today at the SEMICON Taiwan trade show, Taiwan’s most important semiconductor event of the year. Semiconductors are the foundation of the digital economy, and Taiwan is the foundation of the global semiconductor industry. |OT-1969|September 18, 2019
AIT Director W. Brent Christensen at TCUSA (CCNAA) Renaming Ceremony

Remarks by AIT Director Christensen at TCUSA (CCNAA) Renaming Ceremony

6 June, 2019 | News, Speeches

On behalf of AIT and the American people, I am delighted to attend this event to unveil the new name plaque for Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs (TCUSA). This change, which better reflects the day-to-day work of TCUSA, is an opportunity to highlight the promising future we are building together. | OT-1935 | June 6, ...
Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at Hsieh Nien Fan (Photo Credits: AmCham Taipei)

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at Hsieh Nien Fan

11 April, 2019 | Director, News, Speeches

I look forward to advancing the many areas in which the United States and Taiwan have already found successful partnerships, and finding new ways to advance our shared values and interests. In particular, I look forward to conducting this work from our new AIT office in Neihu when we move in just a few short ...
2019 AIC Innovation Forum and “Imagine That! Innovation Exhibition

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at 2019 AIC Innovation Forum and “Imagine That! Innovation

20 March, 2019 | Director, News, Speeches

The AIC was jointly established by AIT and the Taiwan Design Center in 2014 to promote shared U.S.-Taiwan values of Innovation, Entrpreneruship, Digitalization, and Culture & Design, by offering technology, creativity, and design-themed programs to public audiences.  Over the past five years, more than 98,000 people have visited the AIC or attended one of over ...
Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the the Closing Ceremony of Pacific Islands Leadership Program

Remarks by AIT Director Brent Christensen at the the Closing Ceremony of Pacific Islands Leadership

24 October, 2018 | Director, News, Speeches

AIT Director Christensen: “Taiwan is a world leader in a wide range of economic, social, health, education, and environmental areas. The United States recognizes that Taiwan has not only addressed many challenges in these areas but, more importantly, has the willingness to share its experiences as its neighbors address these same challenges…Likewise, the United States ...
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