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On March 13, 2024, Council Vice President Lotta Danielsson spoke on Indo-Pacific Technology and Innovation Cooperation and the U.S.-Taiwan semiconductor partnership at the “2024 Pacific Technology Policy Conference,” an event hosted by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). The event was held in Seattle, Washington.

In announcing the event, NBR said,

Advances in digital connectivity and emerging technologies are increasingly shaping global strategic competition, necessitating greater cooperation on technology and innovation policy between the United States and Indo-Pacific partners. As the nation’s gateway to the Pacific and a major technology hub, the Pacific Northwest is a critical base for these partnerships—at both the governmental and private sector levels—and therefore a linchpin in achieving key U.S. strategic and economic objectives in the Indo-Pacific.

Recognizing the importance of these issues in the Pacific Northwest, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) will host its inaugural Pacific Technology Policy Conference, a full-day conference taking place on March 13, 2024. The conference will strengthen collaboration on these issues and address areas of friction by convening a high-level dialogue and providing a platform for cross-sector engagement. Leveraging NBR’s headquarters and longstanding relationship with the private sector tech community in Seattle, unique ability to connect policy to practice, and broad regional network, the Pacific Technology Policy Conference will feature high-level U.S. and allied government keynote speakers, panel discussions with senior experts from NBR’s network, and breakout sessions examining in detail key tech policy developments in the region.

Ms. Danielsson, who is also a Nonresident Fellow with NBR, spoke on a panel on Indo-Pacific Technology and Innovation Cooperation and hosted a breakout session discussing the U.S.-Taiwan semiconductor partnership. The Council thanks the National Bureau of Asian Research for the opportunity to participate in this conference.