Date 2018-11-13 3269 Clicks
Delegates of the Taiwanese Association of International Relations recently convened for the Association's annual conference. Held at the Shou-Chien International Conference Hall, Tamsui Campus, the event was an academic symposium that focused on the following topic: Challenges and the International Order in Today's Changing Environment. It was organized jointly by the TKU College of International Affairs and the Taiwanese Association of International Relations.
The event was hosted by Dr. Gao-Cheng Wang, the President of the Taiwanese Association of International Relations and TKU Vice President for International Affairs. During his opening address, Vice President Wang described the theme of this year's conference and explained why it is particularly important in the current international climate. This was followed by a speech from the TKU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Chii-Dong Ho, who welcomed all the scholars and special guests in attendance. The final speech was then delivered by Hsu Szu-chien, the Political Deputy Minister of the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who described the points of emphasis of Taiwan's current foreign policy and issued a brief overview of the long-term effects of America's Indo-Pacific policy on Taiwan and the region more broadly.
This year's Conference drew close to 300 attendees, which included just under 50 students, faculty, and alumni from the TKU College of International Affairs. The event not only helps raise Tamkang University's profile in the field of international affairs, but also serves as an essential platform to encourage discussion and debate on foreign policy strategies and policy directions that will place Taiwan in good international standing well into the future.