Online Event: Taiwan and Indo-Pacific Regional Security Architecture Conference - Day 1
Views from the US, Japan, and Australia
Taiwan is a key player in the Indo-Pacific, contributing to regional peace, security and economic prosperity. The island is a leader in promoting civil society, religious freedom, women’s empowerment and gender equality, and cybersecurity, and widely shares its governance experience. Taiwan is a full member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. It provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and assistance with infrastructure projects. The Indo-Pacific region would greatly benefit from Taiwan's more effective integration into the regional security architecture. Deeper engagement with Indo-Pacific countries, supported by the US, is critical to achieving that goal.
From 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST, Representative Ami Bera will deliver brief remarks on his insights on U.S.-Taiwan relations and the Indo-Pacific, followed by a Q&A conversation hosted by Bonnie Glaser, CSIS senior adviser for Asia and director of the China Power Project.
Following the brief remarks and Q&A conversation, from 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm EST, the China Power Project will host a panel discussion on Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific regional security architecture, specifically focused on views from the US, Japan, and Australia. The panel will feature Yasuhiro Matsuda (University of Tokyo, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia), Rory Medcalf (Australian National University), and Randy Schriver (Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs). Lai I-chung (The Prospect Foundation) will serve as a respondent. Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia and director of the China Power Project at CSIS, will moderate the panel discussion.
Please submit questions for our panelists here.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO).