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Indo-Pacific Leaders Dialogue - Taiwan

ASPI Webinar: Indo-Pacific Leaders Dialogue - Taiwan

Speakers President Tsai Ing-wen, Peter Jennings, Chen-wei Lin, Samantha Hoffman and Mark Harrison

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is delighted to host our inaugural Indo-Pacific Leaders Dialogue session to discuss the future of Taiwan, featuring a keynote address from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

President Tsai Ing-wen will deliver the keynote address, which will be followed by a live panel discussion with:

  • Peter Jennings, Executive Director, ASPI
  • Dr Chen-wei Lin, CEO, INDSR
  • Dr Mark Harrison, Senior Lecturer Politics and International Relations, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Samantha Hoffman, Analyst, ASPI

The discussion will reflect the themes of the address as well as examine the President’s answers to five questions posed by ASPI, covering Taiwan’s Covid-19 experience, the One China policy, self defence, independence or reunification, and risks of future conflicts.

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President Tsai Ing-wen

Born in 1956 in Taipei City, Tsai Ing-wen traces her family roots to Fangshan Township of Pingtung County in southern Taiwan.

Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings is the executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) a position he has held since May 2012.

Chen-wei Lin

Dr. Chen-wei Lin (林成蔚) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR). Dr.

Samantha Hoffman

Samantha Hoffman is an Analyst at ASPI’s Cyber Centre and an independent consultant.

Mark Harrison

Dr Mark Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Tasmania in the Politics and International Relations Program in the School of Social Sciences.