Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien participated in an unofficial delegation representing the people of the United States that attended the inauguration of Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui.
Tien was part of a group of members of Congress and prominent Americans chosen by the White House to attend the May 20 inauguration of Taiwan's first democratically-elected president.
Tien's participation emphasized the expanding ties between Berkeley and the Pacific Rim. Tien again traveled into the region in early June when in Beijing he was among the first group of foreigners to become a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The exchanges between Berkeley and the Pacific Rim are two-way.
Taiwan Gov. James C. Y. Soong, MA'67, received the campus's Haas International Award at Charter Day ceremonies April 13.
The award recognizes a Berkeley alumnus from outside the U.S. with a record of distinguished service abroad.
The award was established in 1964 by the children of Elise and Walter Haas to acknowledge their parents' interest in international affairs. It consists of a medallion and $10,000 cash prize.
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