Participation in some select conferences and other events including these.


“The Taiwan Relations Act at 40: Retrospect and Prospect,” roundtable, Taiwan Studies Program, University of Washington, Seattle, 30 April 2019.

“The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations,” conference hosted by Brookings, CSIS, and Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, 9 April 2019.  See remarks on the “Evolution of the U.S.-Taiwan Security Partnership” in Panel One.

Phase 0: A New Taiwan Policy?“, Project 2049 Institute and GTI, Washington, DC, 14 March 2019.  Watch a video of the conference.

“Enduring Importance of the Taiwan Relations Act,” US-China Institute, USC, Los Angeles, 17 January 2019.  In a brief video (published 24 January) after speaking at a roundtable, Shirley Kan discusses what the TRA is and how it has guided US policy, including important changes, continuity, and outlook approaching the 40th anniversary of the law’s enactment.

“U.S.-Taiwan Relations in a Free and Open Indo-Pacific: How to Face China’s Sharp Power Collaboratively between Taiwan and U.S.?,” Taiwan Thinktank and GTI, Taipei, 1-2 December 2018.

“Taiwan’s Defense Strategy and Prospects for US-Taiwan Security Cooperation,” presentation in Panel Four, video, GTI’s 2018 Annual Symposium: Reassuring and Reinforcing US-Taiwan Relations, Washington, DC, 12 September 2018.

“PLA Seminar,” INDOPACOM, Camp Smith, Honolulu, 5 September 2018.

“2018 Net Assessment Forum,” MND, Taipei, Taiwan, 28-29 August 2018.

“Developing a New Framework for the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship Under Changing Dynamics in Asia-Pacific,” Taiwan Thinktank and GTI, Taipei, 18 August 2017.

“Going Ballistic: Taiwan Strait Crisis (1995-1996) at 20,” Project 2049 Institute, Washington, DC, 13 December 2016.

“Cross-Strait Relationship: Trilateral Conference,” National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), New York, NY, 28-29 June 2016.

“U.S. Rebalance to Asia: A Status Report,” Center for New American Security (CNAS) and Guam-U.S.-Asia Security Alliance (GUASA), Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 16 April 2015.

“U.S.-Taiwan Relationship Post-Elections,” Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, 20 March 2015.

“The Taiwan Policy Review at 20 Years,” Project 2049 Institute, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 25 September 2014.