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Issues & Insights Vol. 08 – No. 01

Young Leaders from all over the world – Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States – with diverse backgrounds (from the media, academia, government, and nonprofit organization) participated in a five-day program hosted by the Pacific Forum as part of the Asia Pacific Security Forum. The program included visits to and briefings from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), National Chengchi University’s Institute for International Relations (IIR), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Legislative Yuan, the Mainland Affairs Council, and the Kuomingtang (Nationalist Party). Before and after attending the Asia Pacific Security Forum on “Economic Security in the Asia-Pacific,” Young Leaders had their own roundtable to summarize the meetings and briefings. YLs had two assignments: one pre-conference assignment that required an essay on our country relations with Taiwan, and a post-conference group assignment on suggestions for Taiwan to engage the world.