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Mar 22, 2006 -

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Consolidating Taiwan’s Democracy: Challenges, Opportunities, Prospects

Wednesday, March 22 -
The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Consolidating Taiwan’s
Democracy:
Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects
A Joint Symposium organized
by

The Brookings Institution Center for Northeast
Asian Policy Studies
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Freeman Chair in China
Studies
Institute for National Policy Research

March
22, 2006
Center
for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
 
Discourse in the United
States about Taiwan’s political system is often paradoxical. On
the one hand, there is praise for the democratization in Taiwan. On the
other hand, the “outputs” of that democracy sometimes provoke
the opposition of concerned governments and American China specialists.
At this joint symposium, the supposed gap between positive and negative
American views of Taiwan’s politics was closed through exploring
the challenges, opportunities, and prospects for consolidating Taiwan’s
democracy.

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9:00-
10:00am
Opening
Remarks and Keynote Addresses
 
Mr. Derek Mitchell, Senior Fellow,
International Security Program, CSIS
Dr. Richard Bush, Director,
Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
   
 
“Developing Democracy:
The Challenges and Rewards of Consolidation”
Dr. Carl Gershman, President,
National Endowment for Democracy
   
 
“The Course of Taiwan’s
Democratization: A Retrospective”
Dr. Chih-cheng Lo, Executive
Director, Institution for National Policy Research
   
10:15am-
12:00pm
Key
Pillars of Democratic Consolidation
 
“Constitutional Structure
and Reform”
Dr. Chu Yun-han, President,
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
   
 
“Electoral System”
Dr. Emile C. J. Sheng, Associate
Professor of Political Science, Soochow University
   
 
“Legislative Structure
and Reform”
Dr. Shiow-duan Hawang, Department
of Political Science, Soochow University
   
12:00-
1:30pm
Luncheon
Keynote Addresses
 
Address by Dr. John Kuan, Vice-Chairman
of the Kuomintang (KMT)
Address by Dr. I-Chung Lai,
Director, Department of China Affairs, Democratic Progressive Party
   
1:30-
3:30pm
Key
Pillars of Democratic Consolidation
(continued)
 
“Judiciary System”
Professor Jacques de Lisle,
University of Pennsylvania
   
 
“Economic Consequences”
Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke, Executive
Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
   
 
“Democratic Consolidation
in Taiwan: Defense and Military Affairs”
Mr. Mark A. Stokes, President,
Quantum Pacific Enterprises
   
3:45-
5:00pm
Implications
for U.S. Policy and Cross-Strait Relations
 
Remarks by Dr. Michael Green,
Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS
Former Senior Director of Asian
Affairs at the National Security Council
   
 
Roundtable commentary led by
Mr. James Steinberg, Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public
Affairs, University of Texas
   
 
Roundtable participation by
Ms. Bonnie Glaser, Senior Associate,
International Security Program, CSIS
Dr. Chih-cheng Lo, Executive
Director, Institute for National Policy Research
Mr. Randall Schriver, Partner,
Armitage International
 
This
symposium is made possible in part through a generous contribution
from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange