China Seminar | 25 January 2007

U.S.-China Relations in the Bush Administration, With a Focus on Taiwan Policy

Raymond Burghardt Raymond Burghardt

Prior to joining the East-West Center as Director of Seminars in 2005, Mr. Raymond Burghardt served as U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam (2001-04). His distinguished career saw postings as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) from 1999-2001, as Consul General in Shanghai (1997-1999), as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Manila (1993-96) and Seoul (1990-93), and as Political Counselor in Beijing (1987-89). During the first six months of the Clinton Administration in 1993, Ambassador Burghardt served as Charge d’Affaires at the U. S. Embassy in Seoul. His diplomatic and Peace Corps services also covered Latin America. Currently he is Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan.

Ambassador Burghardt received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1967 and did graduate study at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He speaks Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.