Taiwan: Digital Minister Audrey TangVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia: Beyond the Headlines
Lunch available from 12:00 PM
Discussion begins at 12:30 PM
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Asia Society is delighted to host Audrey Tang, digital minister of Taiwan, for an address and discussion on social innovation, open government, youth empowerment, and the technological innovation landscape and growth opportunities in Taiwan. She draws from her experience in Taiwan’s Executive Yuan (Cabinet), democracy promotion in the Sunflower Movement, and work in Silicon Valley.
Minister Tang will also discuss the UN Sustainable Development goals where innovation is central to its success, and Taiwan’s desire to contribute to this global effort by offering its experience and knowledge to the world.
Audrey Tang joined Taiwan’s Cabinet as Digital Minister in October 2016. She led Taiwan’s first e-Rulemaking project, and serves on the Taiwan National Development Council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee. Previously, she worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.
Daniel Russel is Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs, where he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region.
This program is produced in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York, and in coordination with the Asia Society Policy Institute.
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