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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2013. For current conferences, please see www.taiwandefenseconference.com or www.us-taiwan.org.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Conference Check-In 3:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, September 30, 2013
Conference Check-In 7:00am-6:00pm
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote Address

Senior Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
9:00am-10:00am
Session I - Taiwan’s Quadrennial Defense Review: Analysis & Implementation

In March 2013, Taiwan released its second ever Quadrennial Defense Review. The QDR provided an update on Taiwan’s national security environment, clarified strategic and force-planning priorities, and offered a vision for future development. This session will include a comprehensive analysis of the QDR from a variety of perspectives. In addition, the session will examine how Taiwan can implement the stated policies and plans to meet its defense and national security requirements.

Moderator: Gregory Man
Director, Political/Military Affairs
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Speaker: Shirley Kan
Specialist in Asian Security Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense, & Trade Division
Congressional Research Service
Speaker: Phillip Saunders
Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense University (NDU)
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: The ROC's 2013 Quadrennial Defense Review: Analysis and Introduction
Discussant: Liu Shih-chung
Director, Department of International Affairs
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
10:15am-12:15pm
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Dr. Wu Jaushieh (Joseph)
Washington Representative
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
12:30pm-2:00pm
Session II - Building & Maintaining a Credible Force in Support of Deterrence

Building on the prior discussion, this session will examine the importance of credibility in sustaining deterrence and in undermining the extant threat. Panelists will continue to evaluate the QDR - its policies, plans, strategies, and implementation - in terms of how it supports building and preserving a credible Taiwan defensive force.

Moderator: LtGen Wallace C. Gregson
Senior Director, China and the Pacific, Center for the National Interest
Senior Advisor, Avascent International
Speaker: Alexander Huang
Professor, Graduate Institute of International Affairs & Strategic Studies
Tamkang University
Speaker: Randy Schriver
Partner
Armitage International
Speaker: Drew Thompson
Director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia, Office of Asian & Pacific Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: Defense Operations of Taiwan Asymmetric and Innovative Strategy to Build Credible Capabilities
Discussant: Edward Ross
President
EWRoss International, LLC
2:15pm-3:45pm
Coffee Break 3:45pm-4:00pm
Session III - Communicating the Effectiveness of Our Deterrence Strategy

Effective communication is an important component of deterrence. This session will examine current communication strategies from both a Taiwan and a U.S. perspective. The panel will also discuss possible future approaches and policies in support of a credible, comprehensive, and strategically relevant deterrence message.

Moderator: Phillip Saunders
Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense University (NDU)
Speaker: Raymond Burghardt
Chairman
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Speaker: Abraham Denmark
Senior Project Director, Political & Security Affairs
National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Speaker: Fu Mei
Director
Taiwan Security Analysis Center
Discussant: Daniel Blumenthal
Director, Asian Studies Program & New Pacific Initiative
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
4:00pm-5:30pm
Reception 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dinner with Keynote Address
Senior Representative
U.S. Department of Defense
7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Conference Check-In 7:00am-12:00pm
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am
Session IV - Capabilities: Ensuring Survivability

This session will examine existing systems and available capabilities that can be leveraged in support of Taiwan defense and national security objectives. The discussion will be framed around ensuring force and platform survivability, as well as around Taiwan’s war-fighting capabilities and preparedness as outlined in the 2013 QDR.

Moderator: Bradley Gerdes
Taiwan Country Manager
Raytheon International
Speaker: York W. Chen
Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Tamkang University
Convener, Defense Policy Advisory Committee, New Frontier Foundation
Convener, National Security Advisory Group, China Affairs Committee, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
Speaker: Representative
Ministry of National Defense
Topic: Build the Domestic Depot Level Maintenance Capability by Industrial Cooperation Programs to Enhance the Readiness of Supplement Time and to Improve the Survivability in Battle Field
Discussant: Fu Mei
Director
Taiwan Security Analysis Center
8:00am-9:30am
Coffee Break 9:30am-9:40am
Session V - Capabilities: Innovative & Future Designs

The final session will assess innovations and future capabilities in support of Taiwan’s national defense and as a component of deterrence. The panel will discuss a number of topics, including research & development, submarines, unmanned vehicles (UAV/USV/USSV), simulations & training, indigenous industrial development, etc.

Moderator: Dean Cheng
Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation
Speaker: Ken Allen
Senior China Analyst
Defense Group, Inc.
Speaker: Jeff Bloom
Taiwan Desk & Pacific Team Lead, IC, AT&L, OUSD
U.S. Department of Defense
Speaker: Mark Stokes
Executive Director
The Project 2049 Institute
9:40am-11:10am
Conference Closing
Rupert Hammond-Chambers
President
US-Taiwan Business Council
11:10am-11:30pm