LUNCH 11:30 a.m. LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Raymond Burghardt has been a key figure in the U.S. Governments management of relations with Taiwan during much of the past ten years, first as our de facto ambassador in Taipei and now as head of the Washington office responsible for this very unusual unofficial relationship. He will discuss Prospects for Peace in Relations Across the Taiwan Strait. Ambassador Burghardt will also be prepared to draw on his extensive experience throughout East and Southeast Asia to answer questions on the broader subject of future U.S.-China and U.S.-Asia relations. He served as political counselor in Beijing, Deputy Chief of Mission in Seoul and Manila, Consul General in Shanghai, and Ambassador to Vietnam.
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at CMC is honored to sponsor Ambassador Burghardt as a Freeman Foundation Visitor of Asian Affairs.