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

PR0774E | Date: 2007-12-06

Raymond F. Burghardt, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), will arrive in Taipei on Saturday, December 8, 2007, for a brief visit.

This will be Mr. Burghardt's third 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 President Chen Shui-bian as well as other major political figures.

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.