The Evolving Role of Taiwan in Promoting Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Please join the CSIS China Power Project and the Americas Program on Thursday, September 26th at 10:00 am for a discussion of the evolving role of Taiwan in promoting growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Timothy Hsiang, Secretary General of Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), followed by a panel discussion focused on how coordinated efforts of Taiwan, the United States, multilateral development banks, and like-minded partners can contribute to addressing more effectively some of the serious development challenges faced by countries in the Western Hemisphere, including critical infrastructure needs, applications of technology and AI, as well as serious security and governance issues. Taiwan’s strong commitment to principles of democracy and free market economics helps to underline the important role that Taiwan plays in development assistance efforts in the Western Hemisphere.
Keynote Remarks by:
Timothy Hsiang, Secretary General of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)
Introductory Remarks by:
Stanley Kao, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), and Kevin O’Reilly, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Panel Discussion featuring:
Kristie Pellecchia, Senior Advisor for the Western Hemisphere at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Bernardo Rico, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, United States Agency for International Development
Alexander Tah-Ray Yui, Director-General, Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan
Chiew Chang, Representative, New York Representative Office, Central Bank of Taiwan
Scott MacDonald, CSIS Americas Senior Associate; expert on relations between Asia and Latin America
This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.