Washington, D.C. Office Press Briefing Invitation for October 4, 2013


Invitation to a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Press Briefing
Dr. Joseph Wu, DPP Representative to the US
Mr. Shih-Chung Liu, Director, DPP International Affairs Department
Mr. York Chen, Convener, DPP Defense Policy Advisory Committee

Friday, 4 October, 12:00 pm
Valenti Executive Board Room, Carr Workplaces
888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC

Following their visit to the United States from September 29 through October 4, the DPP delegation will hold a press briefing.

The press briefing will take place on Friday, October 4, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the Carr Workplaces Valenti Executive Board Room, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC. Light refreshments will be provided.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Janice Chen: 202.355.1383 (Office); janice.chen@msn.com (Email)

About the Speakers:

JOSEPH WU is the Executive Director for Policy of the Democratic Progressive Party and also the DPP's Washington Representative. His former positions include: Director, National Security Division, Taiwan Brain Trust, 2008-2012; Representative, TECRO in Washington, DC, 2007-2008; Minister, Mainland Affairs Council, 2004-2007; and Deputy Secretary-General to the President, 2002-2004. Dr. Wu holds a PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

LIU SHIH-CHUNG is the Director of the DPP's International Affairs Department. He served as counselor and senior counselor to Taiwan’s president from 2000-2006, and then as vice chairperson of the research and planning committee in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2008). Mr. Liu was a Brookings CNAPS Fellow (2008-2009) and a research fellow at the Taiwan Brain Trust (2008-2012).

YORK CHEN is the Convener of the Defense Policy Advisory Committee at the New Frontier Foundation, where he published a series of the DPP’s Defense Policy Blue Paper in June, 2013. Dr. Chen received his PhD from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He was a defense policy assistant to a member of Taiwan’s legislature (1996-1999), a deputy researcher in the National Security Council (2003-2004), and a member of the policy staffs to both Vice Defense Ministers Michael Tsai and Henry Ko (2004-2006). He was assigned as the Senior Advisor of the National Security Council (2006-2008). Dr. Chen now teaches at Tamkang University in Taiwan.