AIT – Washington Headquarters, located in Arlington, Virginia, is the headquarters office of the American Institute in Taiwan. It serves as a liaison with its counterpart organization, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), as well as with U.S. government agencies.
The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan is Ms. Laura Rosenberger. Ms. Ingrid Larson is the Managing Director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan.
Chairperson Laura Rosenberger
Laura Rosenberger, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan
Ms. Rosenberger assumed her position as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in March 2023. AIT is a non-profit, private corporation established pursuant to the Taiwan Relations Act to manage the U.S. unofficial relationship with Taiwan. As Chair, she participates in senior-level policy discussions on Taiwan and represents the Administration in visits to Taiwan and in meetings with Taiwan representatives in the United States.
Ms. Rosenberger has nearly two decades of deep, high-level experience on the Indo-Pacific, both in and out of government, including on Taiwan, China, cross-Strait, and broader national security issues. Ms. Rosenberger worked on these issues at senior levels in the U.S. government, most recently as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for China and Taiwan on the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House, where she advised the President and National Security Advisor on all matters related to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan, led development of the Biden Administration’s China Strategy, developed strategies to responsibly manage U.S.-PRC competition, and led the broadening and deepening of U.S. unofficial relations with Taiwan.
Ms. Rosenberger also served in a range of positions at the State Department and the NSC. As Chief of Staff to then-Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and as Senior Advisor to then-Deputy National Security Advisor Blinken, she provided counsel on the full range of national security policy. In her role as Senior Advisor at the NSC, she also managed the interagency Deputies Committee, the U.S. government’s senior-level interagency decision-making forum on our country’s most pressing national security issues. Her other assignments included NSC Director for China and Korea; Bilateral Political Unit Chief on the State Department’s Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs; Special Assistant for the Asia-Pacific to then-Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns; and Foreign Affairs Officer in the State Department’s Office of Korean Affairs. She first joined the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow.
Outside of government, Ms. Rosenberger founded and served as Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and as a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she focused on strategies to counter authoritarian threats to democracies. She also served as Foreign Policy Advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign.
Ms. Rosenberger received her master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University’s School of International Service, and received her bachelors’ degrees with honors from Penn State University’s Schreyer Honors College and College of Liberal Arts in sociology, psychology, and women’s studies. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and is an avid Steelers fan.
Managing Director Ingrid D. Larson
The Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced the appointment of Ingrid D. Larson as Managing Director of AIT’s Washington Office in May, 2020. AIT is a non-profit, private corporation established pursuant to the Taiwan Relations Act to manage the U.S. unofficial relationship with Taiwan. She is responsible for hosting important visitors from the Taiwan authorities, finalizing programs and transactions on behalf of the U.S. government as empowered by the Taiwan Relations Act, and overseeing fiscal and other reporting requirements for AIT.
Ms. Larson joined AIT after a 22-year career in the State Department. She served as the Director of the Office of Taiwan Coordination, leading a team responsible for coordination of U.S. policy toward and engagement with Taiwan. Ms. Larson also worked as the Deputy Director of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs’ Office of Public Diplomacy, where she helped shape strategic programs for Taiwan and the broader region. Promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 2018, her assignments include multiple tours of duty in Washington in addition to overseas posts in Korea, Mexico, China, Tunisia, and Cyprus. Ms. Larson is from Colorado, graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in International Affairs. She left the Rocky Mountains to study law at Temple University in Philadelphia, earning a Juris Doctor in 1994.
Former AIT Chairs
Former Chairs of the American Institute in Taiwan
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