I also just want to give a shout out to our team, to Miyeon Oh, Barry Pavel, and James Hildebrand for making today possible. Amy, over to you.
Amy Mackinnon is a staff writer at “Foreign Policy” and host of Foreign Policy’s weekly coronavirus podcast, which is called “Don’t Touch Your Face,” one of the best names in the podcast industry out there. Amy, we’re delighted to have you as moderator for today’s discussion.
She also served as an advisor to Apple’s projects on artificial intelligence, spending significant time in Silicon Valley. Thank you again for joining us this morning in Washington, this evening in Taipei. With that, I’d like to turn things over to today’s moderator.
Her activism has seen her serve as consultant to the Taiwanese government’s project vTaiwan, a digital platform that invites citizens to participate in policy making. A self-taught programmer, she dropped out of school at the age of 14 and started her own IT company at the age of 19.
Prior to joining the Taiwanese government, Minister Tang has been a prominent member of the online collective G-0-V, g0v, a group of digital activists that sought to introduce Internet governance and bring transparency to Taiwanese government’s work.
Since joining the Executive Yuan in August of 2016 as Digital Minister, Minister Tang has spearheaded Taiwan’s efforts to increase public participation and policy making through digital platforms and has overseen measures to spur the growth of tech startups.
The minister’s been a guest of our Asia Initiative, our Cyber Statecraft Initiative, our Digital Forensics Research Lab programs in the past, and we’re delighted to have you join us again, this time virtually.
To that end, we’re especially excited to be hosting Minister Tang, who has played a key role in Taiwan’s effort, leverage information technology and digital democracy to launch innovative apps, platforms, and policies in the fight against COVID-19.
Here at the Atlantic Council, we recognize that securing the post-COVID-19 world isn’t about getting back to where we were before the pandemic. Instead, we’re working to identify, understand, and amplify the kinds of innovative measures we’ve seen in places like Taiwan that will help the United States and its ...
Including transparency and public trust to provide international aid and coordinate an effective global response alongside the US and its democratic allies and partners. Taiwan has donated millions of masks to parts of the world hit hardest by COVID-19. The Taiwanese research institutions continue to partner on the development of ...
It also strikes me that the importance of Taiwan’s success story goes beyond the critical public health lessons that it provides. At a time when authoritarian regimes around the world point to outbreaks in the United States and Europe as false evidence of democracy’s fundamental weaknesses, Taiwan has demonstrated how ...
With coordinated measures taken by Taiwan’s government, in spite not being part of the World Health Organization, have made the island one of the greatest success stories of this global pandemic. We’re eager to hear more from Minister Tang about our lessons learned in the battle against COVID-19.
Thank you so much. We’re looking at striking data behind Taiwan’s coronavirus response. One number has jumped out to me in particular, 81. At its closest point, Taiwan is just 81 miles from China. Despite being on the literal front lines of the early outbreak, Taiwan has managed to keep ...
It’s 9:00 AM in Washington, 9:00 PM in Taipei. Today we are honored to be hosting Taiwan’s Digital Minister, Audrey Tang, for an inside look at her government’s internationally-lauded response to COVID-19. Mr. Tang, welcome back to the Atlantic Council.
For those of you who are joining us virtually from Taiwan and across Asia, thank you for tuning in this evening for today’s discussion, which is being hosted by our Asia Security Initiative, part of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
I’m Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President the Atlantic Council.