President Tsai Ing-wen

VENUE:BNY Mellon Wealth Management

The Future of Taiwan

| Asia Program

About the Event

President Tsai Ing-wen

On May 20, Taiwan inaugurated a new president, Tsai Ing-wen, who has been described as the most powerful woman in the Chinese-speaking world. It was a historic election not just because Taiwan elected its first female president but because the opposition, the Democratic Progressive Party, won both the presidency and a majority in the Legislative Yuan.   What does the new administration intend for Taiwan's future and for the future of cross-strait relations, how will China respond, and what role is there for the US to play to promote regional security?

photo.delisle_0-85x110To answer these questions, we are delighted to feature the director of FPRI's Asia Program, Professor Jacques deLisle, who attended the inauguration. He is one of the nation's leading specialists on the international legal status of Taiwan, cross-strait relations, Chinese politics and legal reform, and US-China relations. He is also director of Penn's Center for East Asian Studies and just won the A. Leo Levin [Teaching] Award for Excellence at Penn's Law School.

This program follows our related June 8 conference in Washington DC cosponsored and hosted by the Brookings Institution. 


BNY Mellon Wealth Management

1735 Market Street
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19103


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11:00 a.m. Reception, 11:30 a.m. Lecture, 12:30 p.m. Adjournment 

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Jacques deLisle

Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Chair of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.