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Bay Area and China Relations Under the Biden Administration

Bay Area and China Relations Under the Biden Administration

Fireside Chat with USF President Paul Fitzgerald and BAC President Jim Wunderman

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           Bay Area, the 17th largest economy in the world, is the home to world-leading universities,  technology leaders, thousands of innovative startups, and many of the world’s most highly capitalized companies.  Many of those companies are global, and active in both trade and investment. The Bay Area is also a historic gateway to China, with the oldest and largest Chinese population, cultural fluency, and deep university and business ties witnessed by venture flows, R&D, and large numbers of Chinese students who study at Bay Area universities.  Ripples in the US-China economic relations are felt throughout the region, and the trade war launched in 2016 by the Trump Administration and the subsequent deterioration in political relations have been damaging. The Biden Administration has brought policy change, but how much?

            We have invited two prominent Bay Area leaders to share with you what they see occurring in the Biden Administration and how these changes impact the Bay Area, particularly in education and high technology. University of San Francisco President Paul Fitzgerald and Bay Area Council President Jim Wunderman will offer their views on the direction of the Biden administration’s China policies, strategies for how to navigate the uncertainties that are now deeply embedded in the US-China relationship, and the potential for continued cooperation between the Bay Area and China.

           Sean Randolph, the senior director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, will introduce the topic for discussions and the session will be moderated by Peter Lorentzen, Professor of economics and the CBSI executive board member at University of San Francisco.

Global Business in the Digital Age and Post-COVID-19

Global Business in the Digital Age and Post-COVID-19

5th International Conference
East China University of Science & Technology - University of San Francisco

Digital technology has profoundly reshaped global business. Not only has it accelerated the process of firm internationalization but also facilitated inter-firm cross-border cooperation. However, for the global top 100 digital multinationals, only 41% of their total assets are located overseas, compared with 65% for traditional multinationals, showing a considerable difference between these two groups. In terms of sales, 73% of digital multinationals' sales are overseas, compared with 64% for traditional multinationals. Furthermore, technological competition has intensified across national boundaries. However, the increasing geopolitical tensions and the rise of nationalism have led many countries to restrict the use of digital technology, thereby limiting the flow of information and cross-border business activities.

With the Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on business digital transformation, companies face new opportunities and challenges in the global arena. How can they deal with the precarious changes and achieve sustainable international growth? What are the characteristics of effective business models in today’s global business environment? These issues will be extensively discussed during the 5th ECUST & USF International Conference to be held virtually on June 12-13, 2021 (North America Pacific Standard Time: June 11-12). The Conference will provide a platform to exchange views on various business challenges and solutions in today’s environment. During the two-day conference, there will be a variety of sessions/activities, including keynote speeches, academic and industry dialogues, an education leaders’ forum, regular and special paper sessions, etc. We sincerely welcome scholars, education leaders, industry executives, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to participate in our discussions.

Examining China's Investments In African Nations:

Examining China's Investments In African Nations:

There is no denying that China has been a global leader in many areas over the past few decades. Perhaps one of its significant influences has arguably been China's ability to invest in developing economies, specifically direct investments to African nations, ranging from mining raw materials, infrastructure development, and market penetration. Finally, China's political motivation in Africa's development is undoubtedly achieving a more significant global influence. The purpose of this CBSI panel is to examine whether or not China's interests in Africa are legitimate in the 21st century's ever-changing global economy and what the US should do in response if anything.

The RCEP, China EU CAI and Canada

The RCEP, China EU CAI and Canada

This upcoming event is designated to address the potential responses in Canadian policies to two recent China related multilateral agreements. The regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) announced last November is the world’s largest free trade agreement, covering approximately a third of the world’s population and economy. The China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) signed last December will reportedly grant the EU enhanced market access in China. These two agreements might have a deep impact on Canada-Asia trade and investment relations as well. Top business experts from Canada, the USA and China will discuss and debate on the best Canadian business strategies for China and Asia to promote Canadian business interests in the Area.

Saving Lives and Livelihoods: How will Moderna's vaccine change the course of Covid-19 Pandemic?

Saving Lives and Livelihoods: How will Moderna's vaccine change the course of Covid-19 Pandemic?

 A Fireside Chat with Dr.Michael Rosenblatt     

         Come and join the next CBSI's event on Saving Lives and Livelihoods Speaker Series, a fireside char with Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, the Flagship Pioneering senior partner to learn about Moderna's story in successfully inventing the COVID-19 Vaccine. You will hear how the talent amd outstanding work of prominent scientists and medical doctors led to miraculous invention of the potential cure of the catastrophic virus of the humankind in 21st Century. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Professor Tatoul Manasserian, who teaches International Business at USF, directs Reasearch Center ALTERNATIVE in America, and is a public policy expert, serving as a Member of Parliament in 2003-2007.

Dialog, Understanding, & Tolerance: Lessons from Asia, Past & Present

In the venerable Jesuit tradition of facilitating dialog among different faiths and peoples, this symposium brings together speakers from various disciplines and regional specializations to discuss how cultures from Beijing to Samarkand and from Lahore to Hyderabad have found ways of fostering vibrantly multicultural, pluralistic, tolerant, and resilient societies. In that vast region where nearly half of all humanity resides, the universal human desire for mutual understanding has produced wisdom, harmony, and—last but definitely not least— mesmerizingly beautiful music. In this era when multiculturalism is under assault, including by the ultranationalists now ensconced in the White House, we hope this symposium will contribute to the ongoing dialog over how to make our world more equitable and harmonious for everyone.

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Russia and the US: A New Cold War?

With headlines focused on Trump family ties to Russian business and political figures, often overlooked is the complex web of interests and factors that have precipitated the crisis in US-Russia relations. Two prominent experts examine the wider context of our present impasse, including US media bias, partisan spin, and special interest lobbies, on the one hand, and Russian foreign policy in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s return as President of Russia, the Ukraine crisis, and the election of Donald Trump, on the other.

2017 Intelligence in Medicine Summit

2017 Intelligence in Medicine Summit (IMS2017) is an international conference aims to bring together both the academic and industry communities, so as to promote the advancement of artificial intelligence technology applied in clinical applications for better human health.

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"No Shadow at Luozhou": China at the Center, Then & Now

Yijing’s (I-tsing義淨, 635-713) Accounts of the Inner Law Sent Home from the South Sea (Nan-hai Ji-gui Nei-fa-zhuan南海寄歸內法傳) is a well-known work that broadly describes Buddhist monastic life in India and Southeast Asia during the author’s lifetime. In Chapter 30 of the book, while explaining how to tell time using a sundial, Yijing noted that on the summer solstice “in contrast to other places, no shadow is cast at Luozhou.” Luozhou roughly corresponds to today’s Luoyang, a city in North Central China located between 34° and 35° latitude north. Both modern astronomy and empirical observation deny the possibility of such an event ever happening at this latitude at any time of the year, including on the solstice. Is this a mistake in Yijing’s book? Or, is there some other meaning behind it? Scholars have pondered this riddle since the end of the 19th century, when J. Takakusu, Yijing’s first English translator, explained that here “Luozhou” probably refers to a place in Central India (where shadows do disappear on the solstice). Thirty years ago I thought that this should be understood as a mistake on Yijing’s part. But in 1993, I came upon an ancient astronomical observatory near Luoyang where objects indeed cast “no shadow” on the summer solstice. In this lecture, I will show photos taken there on June 21, 2003, and discuss why this issue has bearing on the ancient belief in China’s centrality as the earth’s “Middle Kingdom,” whether in Yijing’s time, or today.

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Family-Owned, Women-Led: Women In Family Business

Join us for an afternoon of interactive workshops focusing on family businesses led by women. Through an expert panel you'll explore realistic obstacles associated with operating a family business, from financial to emotional challenges. Enjoy this opportunity to learn from others' experiences, share your own, and network with other successful women.

Global Capital Summit® Spring 2018

Venue: Palo Alto Hills Golf Country Club

Size: 500-600 attendees, 80%+ will be investor executives.

F50’s Global Capital Summit gathers 300+ local and international investors and 20+ top-tier VC-backed startups. Our flagship event will feature a full day of presentations from new technology companies, fireside chats with industry experts, and investment panels with global venture capitalists.

Join the F50 network as we discuss the future of cross-border investment. With Trump's Administration's tax reform, Apple, Microsoft, and many others are set to bring trillions of dollars back to the U.S. This will change the landscape of the venture & startup ecosystem.

•           Cross Border Investment

•           Deep Tech

•           Health Tech

•           Blockchain

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