Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act – Part I

Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act – Part I

April 12, 2024 | 10:00 am | Asia Program

About the Event

Join the Foreign Policy Research Institute for a live virtual event as the Asia Program commemorates the 45th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) with esteemed guest, Matt Pottinger.

Passed in 1979, the Taiwan Relations Act stands as a critical pillar of America’s policy toward Taiwan. Congress recognized the importance of supporting Taiwan despite the lack of official diplomatic ties. As we reflect on 45 years since its enactment, the TRA continues to influence the trajectory of peace and stability in East Asia. This event will cover how the TRA has guided American policy since its inception and the role it will play in the next four years.

This is one of two FPRI events marking the 45th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. The second event is on April 19 with Chair of the American Institute in Taiwan Laura Rosenberger.

Note: Matt Pottinger is speaking in his personal capacity. 



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Matt Pottinger

Matt Pottinger - Matt Pottinger is Chairman of the China Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Michael Beckley

Michael Beckley - Michael Beckley is the Director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. ; Moderator