As the U.S. Chief of Mission in Taiwan from 2015 to 2018, Kin Moy was responsible for executing U.S. policy in Taiwan during the Obama and Trump administrations. His tenure in Taiwan overlapped the presidencies of Ma Ying-jeou and Tsai Ing-wen. He will discuss U.S. goals and achievements in Taiwan during this period, the evolution of our multi-dimensional relationship with Taiwan and its significance to U.S. policy in Asia, and prospects and challenges for the future of American cross-Strait diplomacy.
Bio: Mr. Kin W. Moy was the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan from June 2015 to July 2018
Mr. Moy has been in the United States Foreign Service for over twenty years, and has extensive experience working in and on the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Moy’s most recent diplomatic assignment was at the Department of State in Washington, DC, where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for China, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Prior to that assignment, he served as Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He also served as Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff in the Office of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Deputy Director of the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia, Desk Officer in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, and Special Assistant in the Executive Secretariat in the Office of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
In addition to his Washington assignments, Mr. Moy has served in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, and the U.S. Consulate in Busan.
Mr. Moy is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and holds the personal rank of Minister Counselor. He graduated from Columbia University and the University of Minnesota, and is a Mandarin speaker. Mr. Moy is accompanied by his wife Kathy Chen and their four children.