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The Oceanaire Seafood Room
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May 1, 2024

USTBC Energy Lunch with AIT Chair Laura Rosenberger

On May 1, 2024, the US-Taiwan Business Council arranged for a small group of executives to have lunch with Laura Rosenberger, the Chair of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). This was an opportunity to have a discussion on U.S.-Taiwan business relations, with a particular focus on energy and security cooperation. A brief biography of Ms. Rosenberger is included below.

The lunch took place at The Oceanaire Seafood Room restaurant in Penn Quarter. USTBC thanks Chair Rosenberger for her willingness to engage with the business community.

Laura Rosenberger Biography
Ms. Rosenberger assumed her position as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in March 2023. AIT is a non-profit, private corporation established pursuant to the Taiwan Relations Act to manage the U.S. unofficial relationship with Taiwan. As Chair, she participates in senior-level policy discussions on Taiwan and represents the Administration in visits to Taiwan and in meetings with Taiwan representatives in the United States. Ms. Rosenberger has nearly two decades of deep, high-level experience on the Indo-Pacific, both in and out of government, including on Taiwan, China, cross-Strait, and broader national security issues. Ms. Rosenberger worked on these issues at senior levels in the U.S. government, most recently as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for China and Taiwan on the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House, where she advised the President and National Security Advisor on all matters related to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan, led development of the Biden Administration’s China Strategy, developed strategies to responsibly manage U.S.-PRC competition, and led the broadening and deepening of U.S. unofficial relations with Taiwan.

Ms. Rosenberger also served in a range of positions at the State Department and the NSC. As Chief of Staff to then-Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and as Senior Advisor to then-Deputy National Security Advisor Blinken, she provided counsel on the full range of national security policy. In her role as Senior Advisor at the NSC, she also managed the interagency Deputies Committee, the U.S. government’s senior-level interagency decision-making forum on our country’s most pressing national security issues. Her other assignments included NSC Director for China and Korea; Bilateral Political Unit Chief on the State Department’s Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs; Special Assistant for the Asia-Pacific to then-Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns; and Foreign Affairs Officer in the State Department’s Office of Korean Affairs. She first joined the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow. Outside of government, Ms. Rosenberger founded and served as Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and as a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she focused on strategies to counter authoritarian threats to democracies.  She also served as Foreign Policy Advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. Ms. Rosenberger received her master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University’s School of International Service, and received her bachelors’ degrees with honors from Penn State University’s Schreyer Honors College and College of Liberal Arts in sociology, psychology, and women’s studies. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and is an avid Steelers fan.