Taiwanese American Conference West Coast & NATPA Program in San Diego, CA

The North American Taiwanese Professors’ Association hosts its 2011 Annual Meeting Program in conjunction with Taiwanese American Conference West Coast, a meeting of many of the southern California and national Taiwanese American organizations.

It’s an excellent opportunity for the 1st and 2nd generation to enjoy a long weekend together, learn from each other, and hear some great speakers! We’re excited to see that Professor Goodwin Liu, who was recently being considered as a Federal judicial nominee for the 9th Circuit Court, is a keynote speaker for the conference! Don’t miss out!

Dates: July 1-4, 2011
Location: The University of California, San Diego
Cost: $240/per person (including housing, meals, and registration); Off-campus attendees, the registration fee is $78 ($70 for registration and $8 for parking.)
(TACWC) http://www.tacwc.com/
(NATPA) http://www.natpa.org/


July 1, 2011, Friday
2:00 pm – Registration and Social Hours
5:00 – 6:15 pm Dinner
6:30 – 8:10 pm Taiwan Politics Update (Joint Conference)
8:20- 10:00 pm Presenting NATPA Think-Tank

July 2, 2011, Saturday
6:00 – 7:00 am Morning Exercise (Joint Conference)
7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 – 10:15 am Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speeches: Prof. Goodwin Liu (Joint Conference)
10:15-12:00 pm Taiwanese American Organizations Town-Hall Meetings
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
3:15 – 5:00 pm The Rise of Taiwan’s New National Identity (1990-2010), the Ma Ying-jeou Administration, and the 2012 Election: Dr. Frank Muyard; Moderator: Prof. Ming-Chi Wu (吳明基)
The talk will present an analysis of the rise of a new Taiwanese national identity during the last 20 years and its links with political change and voting behavior. It will also discuss the Ma Ying-jeou administration’s position on national identity and look at the prospects for the DPP and the KMT at the
2012 presidential and legislative elections.

5:00 – 6:15 pm Dinner
6:30 – 10:00 pm Taiwan Night (Joint Conference)

July 3, 2011, Sunday
6:00 – 7:00 am Morning Exercise (Joint Conference)
7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 am Taiwan’s Energy Challenge and Vision (Panel discussion): Presenters: Prof. J.C. Han (黃界清) et al.; Moderator: Dr. Ed Huang (黃東昇)
10:00 – 10:50 am Dialog with the Youth: (Roundtable discussion): Moderator: Wenyuh Tsay
This session will examine, from the view point of the youth, issues of communicating within the TA community, building 2G identity, and expanding 2G roles in community affairs.
11:00 – 11:50 am Taiwan in Global Economy: Prof. Frank Hsiao (蕭聖鐵)
A talk about Taiwan in the global economy, why Taiwan matters, and recent Taiwan, USA, China
economic relations on trade and investment as part of the global economy.

12:00 Conclusion of 2011 annual meeting

FULL SCHEDULE and REGISTRATION: http://www.tacwc.com/

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