Date: October 2, 2010
Time: 10:30 am, followed by 12:30 pm Lunch Buffet
Location: No. 1 Buffet
Address: 7090 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95823
The Formosan Association for Public Affairs – Sacramento Chapter presents a special talk by Coen Blaauw.
Topic: “A Dutchman Working for Taiwan Independence on Capitol Hill (1989-2010)”
Fee: $10 each person (covering buffet, drink, tax and tip).
Coen Blaauw is a native of the Netherlands. He has lived in the United States since January 1990 and has been with FAPA since. He thoroughly enjoys helping Taiwan become an internationally-recognized fully independent country.
He has an international law degree from the University of Amsterdam. He wrote his thesis about the Dutch-Taiwanese submarine deal of 1981 and after that he got gradually involved in Taiwan affairs.
His specialty is FAPA’s connections with the U.S. Congress; especially with the U.S. House of Representatives.
Part of his work consists of coaching legislation from the beginning to the end. He drafts Taiwan related legislation, identifies introducers, recruits support for the bills and seeks to bring the legislation to the floor of Congress.
Through his decades-long advocacy efforts for Taiwan, he has built up a profound knowledge and expertise on how Washington works in general and on Capitol Hill in particular.
He is married to his former FAPA colleague Iris Yenching Ho since 2006 and is proud to be a Taiwan Kiasai (son-in-law).