April 05, 2017

SIPA 70th Anniversary Celebration


Dear alumni and friends,

The Columbia Alumni Association of Taiwan would like to cordially invite you to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Please join us for a timely and informative forum and a casual networking reception afterwards.

SIPA 70 Event Information

Friday, March 3, 2017

Forum @ Legislative Yuan (立法院群賢樓Room 101, 入口在濟南路Entrance on Ji-nan Road)

3:00-3:10 pm     Registration (please bring ID)

3:10-3:15 pm     Welcome Remarks

CAA Introduction by Mr. Chris Wei, President of CAA Taiwan

SIPA 70 Introduction by Ms. Cathy Yang, Former President of CAA Taiwan

3:15-4:15 pm     Panel Discussion


Mr. Jason Hsu, Legislator​(許毓仁)

Ms. Bi-Khim Hsiao, Legislator​(蕭美琴)

Amb. William Stanton, Former US Ambassador to Taiwan

Mr. Shin-Chung Chen, President and CEO, Taiwan Index Plus​ (陳欣昌)

Mr. Tieh-Chih Chang, Chief Editor and Host of “Talk to Taiwan” (張鐵志)


“New World Order under the Trump Era – Crises or Opportunities for Taiwan?” 


Within a month after his inauguration, U. S. President Donald Trump has questioned the relevance of the NATO alliance. He has fired verbal broadsides at Mexico and China. He has signed an order to withdraw the United States from the TPP. His National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned after making misleading statements with Russian ambassador. Furthermore, Trump has vowed to reverse the U.S. trade imbalance by increasing exports and creating millions of new jobs as his priority. 

It is now clear that this will be a very different presidency than the previous ones. Here at our SIPA 70 Forum, we would like to discuss some perspectives and issues arising from the new world order introduced by Mr. Trump, as well as their relevance to Taiwan. Our distinguished panelists will address the following issues:


  1. How will “America First” affect or shift US foreign policy? How will Trump's two separate phone calls with President Tsai and President Xi place cross-strait relations at risk and thereby influence political stability
  2. The U.S. foreign policy direction will not be determined by Trump alone, but will also require congressional approval. The President, Congress, the Judiciary and other agencies all play significant roles. Are we therefore expecting cooperation, or conflicts, on politics within the U.S. boundaries?
  3. Surprisingly, Trump’s presidency has boosted the capital markets. The Dow even hit a new record high. Numerous black swan events have reshaped the traditional investment strategies and index investing has become a new trend in global financial markets. Therefore, how can Taiwan utilize this strategy combined with the idea of sustainable investment to create more impacts in our society?
  4. With the explosion of cutting-edge social media usage around the world, traditional forms of media no longer dominates. How will this change the media landscape today? How will public opinion be affected in this contemporary era?
  5. In recent years, the world has been in turmoil. Certainties and conventional assumptions no longer serve in the midst of confusions. Is this phenomenon a crisis or an opportunity for Taiwan?


4:15-4:30 pm     Q&A


5:00-7:00 pm    

Networking Reception @ the Lounge Bar in Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel



*Special Thanks to Legislator Jason Hsu


Hosted by SIPA 70 Organizing Committee of Taiwan

Chair: Chris Wei President of CAA Taiwan

Vice Chair: Jason Hsu, Cathy Yang

Volunteers: Selina Fan, Tawei Lee, Chieh-Yen Chen, Muchen Yu, Chingyu Yao


Panelists and Hosts’ BIOGRAPHY 




Mr. Jason Hsu 許毓仁

  • Legislator, Legislative Yuan, Taiwan
  • Entrepreneur and Investor in 
  • e-Business
  • Editor of 《Taiwan News》
  • Co-founder/ Curator of TEDx Taipei
  • 立法委員
  • 電子商務創業家與投資人
  • 《Taiwan News》編譯
  •  TEDx Taipei創辦人暨策展人


Ms. Bi-Khim Hsiao 蕭美琴

(*GSAS ’94, Columbia University)

  • Legislator, Legislative Yuan, Taiwan
  • Former Advisor, Office of the President, R.O.C.
  • Former Department Chief, Department of International Affairs, DPP
  • Deputy Executive, New Frontier Foundation
  • Director, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
  • Deputy Chairman, Liberal International (LI)
  •  立法委員
  • 前總統府顧問
  • 前民進黨國際事務部主任
  • 新境界文教基金會副執行長
  • 台灣民主基金會董事
  • 國際自由政黨聯盟(LI)副主席


Dr. William A. Stanton司徒文

(*B.A. magna cum laude, Fordham University

M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hilly)

  • George K.C. Yeh Distinguished Chair Professor, NTHU, Taiwan
  • Founding Director of the Center for Asia Policy, NTHU, Taiwan
  • Former Senior Vice President for Global Affairs, NTHU, Taiwan
  • Former Director, American Institute in Taiwan
  • 國立清華大學葉公超講座教授
  • 國立清華大學亞洲政策中心執行長暨創辦人
  • 前國立清華大學國際事務副校長
  • 前美國在台協會台北辦事處處長


Mr. Shin Chung Chen陳欣昌

  • President & CEO of Taiwan Index Plus
  • Former Head of Corporate Planning and Strategy Department, Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • 台灣指數公司總經理
  • 前台灣證券交易所企劃研究部經理


Mr. Tieh-Chih Chang張鐵志

(*Doctoral Candidate, Columbia University)

  • Journalist, Writer
  • Host abd Chief Editor, Talk to Taiwan
  • Public Intellectual in Chinese-speaking world.
  • University lecturer in Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 作家
  • 政問主持人及總編輯
  • 新聞媒體總編輯/製作人/創辦人
  • 大學講師 



Mr. Chris Wei魏士晉

(*CBS '90, Columbia University)

  • President of Columbia Alumni Association of Taiwan
  • Strategic Management Consultant
  • Business Development Consultant
  • Co-founder/ Executive Director of Taiwan Lacrosse Association


  • 哥倫比亞大學台灣校友會會長
  • 策略管理顧問
  • 企業發展顧問
  • 台灣袋棍球運動協會創辦人暨常務理事


Ms. Cathy Yang楊文琪

(*SIPA '86, Columbia University)

  • Board Member and Former President of Columbia Alumni Association of Taiwan
  • General Manager, Shanghai Tower Business Operation and Management Co., Ltd
  • General Manager, Tower Management, Taipei 101
  • Vice General Manager of Colliers International, Taipei
  • 哥倫比亞大學台灣校友會前會長
  • 上海中心大廈商務營運有限公司總經理
  • 前台北金融大樓股份有限公司大樓事業處總經理
  • 怡高物業顧問公司台北分公司副總經理

News: https://udn.com/news/story/1/2318724

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