Taiwan Entangled in the Global Economy: Silicon, Supply Chains, Geopolitics

The UW Taiwan Studies Program, along with the UW East Asia Center and the UW Foster School of Business Global Business Center, presents an upcoming panel discussion on “Taiwan Entangled in the Global Economy: Silicon, Supply Chains, Geopolitics.”

This virtual panel will take place on Wednesday, May 19th, 4:30pm – 6pm Pacific Time.

Please register to receive an event invitation: https://forms.gle/SvvuaLo1ACixLLeM9

In the backdrop of disruptions to international supply chains and national economies from the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s economic growth and success stand in stark contrast. As Taiwan’s economy thrives, led by its superlative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the success of firms like TSMC, how does Taiwan’s involvement in the global economy change? Meanwhile, heightened hostility in US-China relations looms large, and the United States seeks to address security vulnerabilities in its exposure to Taiwanese semiconductors. How do Taiwan’s businesses navigate greater US-China-Taiwan geopolitical forces? This panel invites three experts from academia, journalism, and industry to discuss Taiwan’s business landscape during a turbulent pandemic world and the post-pandemic future.

Panel speakers:
William Kirby, Professor, Harvard University
Ken Sun, General Manager (Taiwan), Microsoft
Cindy Wang, Breaking News Editor, Bloomberg

James Lin, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, will act as moderator.