Wake Forest University will host a political science forum titled, “The Taiwan Issue: U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan and China,” Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. The event will be held in Benson University Center, Room 401, and is free and open to the public.
The speaker will be Robert Sutter, a professor at Georgetown University who is an expert on American relations with Asian and Pacific nations. He earned his doctorate in history and East Asian languages from Harvard University. He worked for the United States government for more than 30 years, holding positions with the Library of Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He left the Library of Congress after 20 years of service to become National Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the Pacific for the U.S. Government’s National Intelligence Council.
Sutter has published 12 books, numerous articles and several hundred government reports about contemporary East Asian and Pacific countries and their relations with the United States.
The Sept. 14 forum is part of a two-day Wake Forest conference titled, “Taiwan Under Lee Teng-hui (1988-2000): An Era of Democratization in Retrospect and Prospect.” During the conference, programs will be presented by scholars from several universities and officials from government agencies in the United States and Asia. The forum is the only portion of the conference that is open to the public.
For more information, call Wei-chin Lee, associate professor of political science at Wake Forest, at 336-758-5455.
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