The Project 2049 Institute
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US-Taiwan Business Council
US-Taiwan Business Council
(703) 465-2930


Rosslyn City Center - 16th Floor
1700 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209


June 8, 2022


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



Report Release Event: Initial Report for “U.S., Taiwan, and Semiconductors – A Critical Supply Chain Partnership”

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June 8, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

16th Floor Conference Center
1700 North Moore Street
Arlington, Virginia 22209

To download a copy of this initial report, see:

Initial Report – U.S., Taiwan, and Semiconductors: A Critical Supply Chain Partnership.

The Project 2049 Institute and the US-Taiwan Business Council are undertaking a joint project to examine vulnerabilities in the semiconductor supply chain and potential implications of supply chain disruptions, with a particular focus on Taiwan as a crucial partner for the U.S. in the semiconductor sector.

The two organizations have worked with Principal Investigator Dr. John Fowler of Arizona State University and others in the community to prepare an initial report for this project, and are co-hosting a seminar to discuss semiconductor supply chain security and Taiwan in conjunction with the report release. We look forward to welcoming an excellent panel of experts to discuss these important issues. We will be meeting in person in Arlington, Virginia on June 8, 2022 at 2pm.


2:00 pm – 2:10 pm Opening Remarks & Introductions
Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, US-Taiwan Business Council
Mark Stokes, Executive Director, The Project 2049 Institute
2:10 pm – 3:00 pm Remarks
Maryam Cope, Head of U.S. Government Affairs, ASML
John Fowler, Motorola Professor of Supply Chain Management, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Claire Sanderson, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, TSMC
Taylor Sholler, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Lam Research Corporation
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Discussions & Audience Q/A


Maryam Cope

Maryam Cope leads ASML US’s advocacy including managing the ASML US’s strategic approach towards public policy, regulatory, and legislative affairs for innovation and technology issues. She joined ASML from the Semiconductor Industry Association where she spearheaded advocacy and outreach to the Congress and Administration on R&D policy, supply chain security, and workforce issues on behalf of the semiconductor industry. She also had prior roles at the Hotel and Lodging Association handling technology policy, and the Information Technology Industry Council, where she represented major technology companies such as Apple, IBM, Intel, Facebook, and Google, and was responsible for leading and executing government affairs and advocacy efforts in the areas of cybersecurity, encryption, supply chain security, and cloud computing.

Cope served as a technology policy advisor in the U.S. Senate to Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison. As professional staff for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, she focused on global internet policy, cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and telecommunications. Cope was the lead drafter of tri-Committee cybersecurity legislation (Senate Commerce, Intel, and Judiciary), and was responsible for the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act of 2010, bolstering U.S. leadership in innovation, setting standards and research policy for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Laboratories.

While on Committee, she also drafted and passed the reauthorization of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program, the primary source of federally funded work on advanced information technologies in computing, networking, and software, and the National Nanotechnology Initiative, an R&D initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and agencies.

Maryam holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and a graduate certificate from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She has served on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Telecommunications and E-commerce Committee, the Chamber’s Cybersecurity Working Group, and the Payment Card Industry Council’s Software Security Task Force. She also sits on the Board of Visitors for The Hockaday School, an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls in Dallas, Texas. Maryam resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two children.

John Fowler

John Fowler is the Motorola Professor and Chair, Department of Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He is also Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and Non-Resident Senior Fellow for Semiconductor Research at the Project 2049 Institute. Dr. Fowler’s research interests include modeling, analysis, and control of manufacturing and service systems. He is an author on over 70 journal publications, 100 conference papers, and 10 book chapters. He holds editorships of several prestigious journals and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Simulation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the INFORMS Vice President for Chapters/For a, and is on the Winter Simulation Conference Board of Directors.

Claire Sanderson

Claire Sanderson is the Senior Director of Global Government Affairs at TSMC.  Prior to joining TSMC, she worked for Senator Cornyn of Texas as his lead staffer on semiconductors and as a policy advisor on technology, telecommunications, space, science, education, labor and the arts.  During her ten years of working for Senator Cornyn, she was the architect of several impactful laws, including the CHIPS for America Act and the Secure 5G and Beyond Act.

Taylor Sholler

Taylor Sholler is Senior Director of Government Affairs for Lam Research Corporation and leads the company’s political advocacy strategy.  Taylor is a former Congressional staffer who has worked in the semiconductor industry for more than a decade. Prior to joining Lam, Taylor led policy advocacy for Applied Materials as well as SEMI, the industry trade association. Taylor has a B.A. in Politics from St. Anselm College and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College.