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Arrival Announcement Raymond F. Burghardt Chairman of the Board American Institute in Taiwan

PR0731E | Date: 2007-06-11

Raymond F. Burghardt, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), will arrive in Taipei Wednesday evening, June 13, 2007.

This will be Mr. Burghardt's second trip to Taiwan since his appointment as AIT's chairman in February of 2006.  During the several days he is in Taiwan, he will meet with members of the AIT staff who represent the broad range of American interests in Taiwan, as well as a wide variety of their Taiwan counterparts.  He plans to meet with members of the Taiwan and American business communities as well.

Mr. Burghardt was the director of the American Institute in Taiwan's Taipei office from 1999 to 2001.  His distinguished career in public service included assignments as the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam and as the U.S. consul general in Shanghai, as well as at U.S. embassies in Asia and Latin America.  In Washington, he served on the staff of the National Security Council.  He is currently the Director of East-West Seminars at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, a position he holds concurrently with his AIT position.