AIT director visits NCCU
|AIT Director Kin Moy encourges young students to think about their future. Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉)|
|AIT Director Kin Moy chats with the students major in diplomacy. Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉)|
|AIT Director Kin Moy enjoys his first campus tour at NCCU. Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉)|
By Carlos Wang (王元容)
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Kim Moy visited National Chengchi University (NCCU) and talked about U.S.-Taiwan relations with students on April 28.
“It is an opportunity for me to learn from students here,” Moy said.
As a U.S. diplomat, he spared half an hour to chat with students from NCCU’s Department of Diplomacy prior to his speech. Moy said that he enjoyed sharing with students because they are the future.
Jeremy Chiang (江懷哲), junior from Department of Diplomacy, said that interactions between AIT and Taiwanese students should mean something to Americans, that they could learn more about Taiwan from younger Taiwanese people, while Taiwan is undergoing a deep structural change and that “self-identity” issue is “slightly different” than what it was before.
Moy said that Taiwan’s democracy, economic development and freedom of speech are great legacies which are enjoyed by people here. With these core values and interests, the future of Taiwan-U.S. relation would grow stronger and intertwined.
Also, Moy encouraged students who are interested in being diplomats to learn more about their own country.
“Because I represent my country, I should be able to answer the questions about where I came from, our own history,” he said.
Moy also encouraged NCCU students to apply for internship opportunities at the AIT. He said it would be a great opportunity for students to learn more about international affairs but also a showcase of cordial Taiwan-U.S. relation.
Lee Ming (李明), dean of College of International Affairs, said that Moy is a very good diplomat for his easygoing, passionate and informative personality.
“I think what we can learn from Moy’s speech is that he said younger generations of Taiwan inherit good legacies. Students really need to be confident of leading the future and keep broadening their horizons,” Lee said.