ROC President Ma to give video address at Stanford University


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President Ma Ying-jeou attends a news conference in Taipei January 12, 2012.
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On April 15, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will host a special event featuring the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ma Ying-jeou. Co-sponsored with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and the Office of the President of the Republic of China, the event will feature a live video address by President Ma and be followed by a panel discussion with leading Stanford faculty and fellows chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.

The title of President Ma's address is "Steering through a Sea of Change," and will touch on the evolving situation in the Asia-Pacific region, the improving cross-strait relationship, and cooperation between the U.S. and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Following the president's address, panelists will engage him in a larger discussion of these issues. Rice, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and professor of political science at Stanford University, will be joined on the panel by CDDRL Director Larry Diamond; Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI Francis Fukuyama; and retired Admiral Gary Roughead, the former chief of naval operations with the U.S. Navy.  

The event will take place at Stanford University's Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall at 616 Serra Street from 6-7pm and will be followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:15 pm and guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure seating.

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