Upcoming and Recent Events

November 7, 2020


5:15 - 6:15 PM PST

  Please join us for a discussion of how the back and forth flows of talent and technologies across the Pacific have fueled both collaboration and competition with American tech firms. Professor Peter Lorentzen will moderate this discussion, featuring tech investor and podcaster Rui Ma, Sean Randolph of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, and internet executive and Alibaba alumn...

October 13, 2020

We were thrilled to hold our October 2020 Webinar, "Challenges and Opportunities for International Students and Professionals in Today’s Market.” Our three panelists, California Congressional Candidate Shahid Buttar, Marcella DeProto, and Professor Bill Ong Hing, explored the ways our shifting world is affecting internationally-oriented individuals and communities amidst the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. Additionally, our esteem...

September 2, 2020

International Student Ambassador Program Invites You To "Fall Open House"


The purposes of this event are: 

  • To welcome existing ISAP members to Fall 2020, and to introduce ISAP to those interested. 

  • To announce new events for Fall 2020; and solicit and discuss new ideas.

  • To discuss new committees within ISAP for functional areas.

Time: Friday, September 4th, 2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (PST)

Zoom li...

May 1, 2020

A panel of Silicon Valley experts and thought leaders gathered virtually to share their thoughts on the impact of Silicon Valley during COVID-19

On April 30, 2020, China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at the University of San Francisco had its second virtual panel following the series of Saving Lives and Livelihoods: Silicon Valley in the Post COVID-19 World.

In this virtual panel, Silicon Valley (SV) experts and thought lea...

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 acr...

March 30, 2020

The China AGI course, sponsored by China Business Studies Initiative and led by professor Roger Chen and Liang Wang, was originally designed for USF students to visit Shenzhen, China during the 2020 spring break. After months of planning, everything was almost set to go by January, when we learned the outbreak of the COVID-19 in China.  Within a short time, CBSI Director, Xiaohua Yang and AGI faculty partnered with Associate V...

September 9, 2019

The upcoming ISAP Event will be held at 5pm-8pm on November 1st, Friday at MC 251.

May 13, 2019

On the evening of April 23, 2019, China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at the University of San Francisco celebrated its fifth anniversary in style at the beautiful Del Santo Reading Roomon Lone Mountain, USF Main Campus.

CBSI was launched in 2014 to leverage San Francisco’s gateway position to Asia and China, to make USF a premier center for knowledge that educates future leaders who will build better bridges between...

November 17, 2017

Wenzhou Lu Cheng Government hosted the inaugural forum on “Wenzhou global finance and manufacturing integration and globalization strategies of Wenzhou Private Firms" at Wenzhou Shangri-La Hotel on November 7, 2017.

October 15, 2017

Dr. Xiaohua Yang, Professor of International Business and Director of China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at University of San Francisco, chaired a panel that discussed business expansion through global strategic Investment at the 2017 HYSTA Annual Conference, a signature event that brought together over 1000 investors, high level executives, scientists and scholars, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley...

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