China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 CHINA Town Hall program will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00-6:00 p.m. PST, and will feature former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, China, and Singapore, Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

Reshaping International Operations for Carbon Neutrality in Turbulent Times

The 6th East China University of Science and Technology - University of San Francisco International Conference Reshaping International Operations for Carbon Neutrality in Turbulent Times 

June 9th, 2022 5:00-10:00PM PT

Hosted by:

East China University of Sciences and Technology

University of San Francisco

Nottingham University China Ningpo

Lives and Livelihood: War in Ukraine and What’s Next?

CBSI will host a virtual panel discussion on May 4, 2022 featuring thought leaders who will present diverging views on the history of the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the role of the West in the conflict, and deciphering China’s position given its tense relationship with the U.S.Russia's war with Ukraine and the unprecedented sanctions imposed by the U.S. and western allies have rattled the global economy and financial markets; the war has also caused enormous human suffering, lost lives, and displaced three million people. With the ongoing conflict having no end in sight, it would be prudent to step back and assess the role of the West and its allies in precipitating the war. What actions could the U.S. and allies take to change the trajectory of Russia’s invasion? Where does China stand amidst the pressures coming from the West and its relationship with Russia? How have the economic sanctions reshaped the strategies of multinational corporations?  How will the war affect the global energy market? Is there any hope for stopping this devastating war?  What will a post-war world order look like?

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Lives and Livelihood—How Will Economic Sanctions on Russia Affect War in Ukraine and Commerce in the World?

A Roundtable Discussion on Crisis in Ukraine

Hosted by China  Business Studies Initiative of University of San Francisco

7:00-8:30 PM PST, March 7, 2022

As Western countries finally pulled the trigger of a severe economic sanctions against Russia, the most pressing question is whether these sanctions, will deter Russia from its military objectives or have the opposite effect. Where is China in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and what are the ramifications for US-China as well as China-Russia relations?

Lunar New Year Celebration at Gleeson Plaza

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, CBSI co-sponsored a celebration held in Gleeson Plaza on Friday, February 4th, with the Center for Asia Pacific Studies. The event was an excellent opportunity to inform the student body about USF's different programs covering the Asia Pacific region. ISAP's table was staffed by Jocelyn Luciani, ISAP Vice President, and a fellow ISAP member, Celeste Baird. They shared ISAP's amazing opportunities with students, such as panel talks, scholarships, and ISAP member socials. The event's main attraction was the lion dance, performed by Leung's White Crane Association, which quickly brought in the crowds to watch the enticing performances. Dr. Xiaohua Yang and new ISAP coordinator Professor Vivian Faustino stopped by to show their support. Overall, this celebration was a great success and helped spread the word about ISAP within the USF community. Many thanks to the Center for Asia Pacific Studies and CBSI for their continued support of ISAP endeavors.