By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Robert W. Forden, who has over two decades of U.S. Foreign
Service experience, has assumed the position of deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT’s) Taipei Office, the AIT said Monday.
Forden served as chief of the AIT’s Kaohsiung Branch from 2002 to 2005. Before taking up his new post at the AIT, he was economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.
“Forden has extensive experience working in the Asia-Pacific region and on regional issues,” the AIT said in a statement.
His other previous positions included deputy economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, deputy director and political chief of U.S. Department of State’s Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, and economic officer at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. [FULL STORY]