On Wednesday, January 10 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) / 9:00 p.m. (Taiwan), please join the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI), housed in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for a virtual seminar on Central and Eastern European relations with Taiwan, just ahead of the 2024 presidential elections in Taiwan.

An expert panel of speakers will share their insights in a discussion on the strategically important and growing relationships of Central and Eastern European countries with Taiwan. The panel will include Jakub Janda, director of the European Values Center for Security Policy; Margarita Šešelgytė, director of Vilnius University’s Institute of International Relations and Political Science; and Jyun-yi Lee, associate research fellow for the Division of National Security Research at the Institute for National Defense and Security Research in Taiwan. IPSI Director Markus Garlauskas will moderate the conversation, which will include questions from the virtual audience.

This event is part of the Atlantic Council’s efforts to promote sharing of perspectives on important national security issues among European, Indo-Pacific, and US experts. It builds upon insights from the Atlantic Council’s senior delegation trip to Taiwan in August 2023, led by former President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, which included Markus Garlauskas. This event is part of the Atlantic Council’s Cross-Strait Seminar Series, held in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), a premier platform for informing the public debate on issues of importance for Taiwan and the United States.

Opening remarks and moderated by

Markus Garlauskas
Director, Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Featuring

Jakub Janda
Director
European Values Center for Security Policy

Margarita Šešelgytė
Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science
Vilnius University

Jyun-yi Lee
Associate Research Fellow, Division of National Security Research
Institute for National Defense and Security Research

Indo-Pacific Security Initiative

The Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI) informs and shapes the strategies, plans, and policies of the United States and its allies and partners to address the most important rising security challenges in the Indo-Pacific, including China’s growing threat to the international order and North Korea’s destabilizing nuclear weapons advancements. IPSI produces innovative analysis, conducts tabletop exercises, hosts public and private convenings, and engages with US, allied, and partner governments, militaries, media, other key private and public-sector stakeholders, and publics.

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