April 25, 2020

The International Student Ambassador Program (ISAP) of CBSI hosted a Zoom event on April 24, 2020, co-organized and co-led by Sun-Young Park (ISAP Manager, associate professor in School of Management), Austin Downs (ISAP student president) and Evan Matthew Chan (ISAP student vice president).  The event topic was international business experts’ insight on the pandemic effects on the business community, and how university students can prepare for the job market. The expert panel consisted of three CBSI advisory board members: Mr. Kishan Bulusu (Founder and CEO, Trealth), Dr. Mary Teagarden (Professor of Global Strategy, Thunderbird School of Global Management), and Mr. Jeff Wu (Chief Executive Officer, Symbio). Acknowledging the harsh reality of the pandemic effects, the panel advised studen...

April 24, 2020

The CBSI executive board members Stephen Roddy and Xiaohua Yang were part of the panel on socioeconomic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis

On Wednesday, April 8, 12–1:15 p.m.

the Center of Teaching Excellence and the Office of International Initiatives co-hosted a panel discussion on “The Economy and the Common Good in Times of Pandemics: International Perspectives”.  CBSI executive board members Stephen Roddy, Professor and Chair of Modern & Classical Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences, Xiaohua Yang, Professor of International Business were part of this timely panel on COVID-19, along with CBSI faculty member Marco Tavanti, Professor of Non-profit Administration and Sweta Chaturvedi Thota, Associate Professor of Marketing, hosted by Center of Teaching Excellence and Office...

April 15, 2020

Leaders, experts, and students gathered virtually to share their thoughts on medical and economic aspects of the Covid-19

On April 15, 2020, China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at the University of San Francisco hosted its first webinar: “Saving Lives and Livelihoods: What can the US Learn from Other Nations?” 

This webinar took up the interconnected medical and economic aspects of the COVID-19 crisis as it has unfolded across the globe, with a focus on containing the virus while avoiding wholescale economic collapse. In particular, the event highlighted how US deficiencies in both coordinating the public health response and implementing international collaboration can be compared to the successes in East Asian and other nations, and offered suggestions for how to reallocate resources i...

April 1, 2020

CBSI Senior Executive Board Member Professor Stephen Roddy has been awarded a one-year research fellowship by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (国際日本文化研究センター)for his project titled "Lyrical Ethnography: The Power of Affect in Late-Premodern East Asia".  The Center (known colloquially as Nichibunken) was established in 1987 in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, where it has become one of the preeminent institutions promoting international research in multiple disciplines of Japanese Studies. 

Congratulations on achieving this significant honor, Professor Roddy!

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