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America, China, and the Global Tech Economy
This event will be in conjunction with the National Committee on US-China Relations China Town Hall, and will follow a national keynote talk with Fareed Zakaria held at 4 p.m. PST.
A panel of experts will discuss America's and China's relationship in the context of the tech economy. On top of the issues arising from the trade dispute, the pandemic response, and other sources of bilateral tension, both sides now are: rethinking their approach to regulating the tech economy, experiencing growing concerns about their citizens' data being held outside their borders; and worrying about how social media can affect politics, among other tech-related issues. The panelists include Darlene Chiu-Bryant of GlobalSF, Xiaomeng Lu of the Eurasia Group, Samm Sacks of New America, David Wertime of Protocol, and Steven Zhou of Tencent. The forum will be moderated by USF's Peter Lorentzen, associate professor of economics and CBSI executive board member.
Collective Memory, Public History, and Business Ethics
Building Cross-Racial Solidarity in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed various racism, hate, xenophobia, and scapegoating, which has torn communities apart and has created anxieties and stress in workplaces in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Black Lives Matter, or rather, new Civil Rights Movement, and Stop Asian Hate in America epitomize the fights for social justice. Such radical social movements are not only American phenomenon; it is indeed part of a wider movement around the world. Globally, right-wing populism has efficiently used nationalist definitions of history to seek to silence opposition and to build walls among peoples, in Brazil, Australia, Japan, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Italy, Russian, to name but a few.
This global issue has created an unprecedented moment to reflect upon how and why history is used, reinterpreted, contested, and commemorated in the public, and the implication for future corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices and public policies. It is also a critical moment of opportunity for building cross-racial and cross-national bridges and solidarity and dispel myths and misconceptions. Increasingly, we are confronting a more demanding public that yearns for a deeper understanding of the past, and a continuing public appetite for challenging historical products that shows a need for sophisticated understanding of debate and discussion. This forum seeks to respond to such urgent global debates.
This forum is hosted by the China Business Studies Initiative in the USF School of Management.
AmCham Shanghai China Business Report Launch and Panel Discussion on China Business Climate
Event Description: China has been the key market and supplier for American businesses for the past decade. COVID-19, U.S.-China tensions, and China domestic economic policies have changed how American companies operate but have not slowed down investment. American businesses are continuing to navigate the market and opportunities for growth still exist. The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai), one of the largest chambers in Asia, will release its long-running China Business Report on September 23 in Shanghai and San Francisco. The report provides views of the business community on their experience in doing business in China and includes information on investment trends, business outlook and challenges.
AmCham Shanghai and the University of San Francisco’s China Business Studies Initiative will launch the report in the United States with a presentation on the key findings of the report by AmCham Shanghai President Ker Gibbs and a panel discussion of experts and business leaders on the China business climate. This is an exclusive discussion on how the business environment is evolving in China and how American companies are adjusting their strategies in this dynamic market.
Target Audience: We expect an audience of 35-40 people from the business, academic and government community. This event is by invitation only.
3:30 PM Welcome Remarks by USF President Paul Fitzgerald (invited)
3:35 PM Keynote speech: California State Treasurer Fiona Ma (invited)
3:55 PM Presentation by Ker Gibbs on AmCham Shanghai China Business Report
4:20 PM Panel Discussion moderated by Professor Xiaohua Yang
Ker Gibbs, President, AmCham, Shanghai
Howard Lin, Head of Business Development, Alibaba Cloud
Peter Lorentzen, Professor of Economics, USF
Vivien Wang, International Taxation Partner, Deloitt
Don Williams, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
5:15 PM Q&A
5:30 PM Event Ends
FALL OPEN HOUSE!
International Student Ambassador Program Invites You To Fall Open House!
Thursday, September 9th, 2021 5:00-6:00pm(PST)
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Bay Area and China Relations Under the Biden Administration
Fireside Chat with USF President Paul Fitzgerald and BAC President Jim Wunderman
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
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:
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
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?
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.
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.