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Monday – April 7, 2014 – 5:30 PM
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA

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Chinese Defense Inovation Today and Tomorrow: Implications for the United States and Asia-Pacific Regional Security

China has achieved striking advances in defense-related science and technology over the past few years—including the development of stealth aircraft and supercomputers. What explains these advances? Is this progress primarily driven by homegrown innovation or the absorption of foreign technologies? What can be expected in the coming years? What are the security implications of a China that enjoys access to increasingly potent military technology? Notably, how might China’s defense innovation affect the U.S. position in the Asia Pacific and ongoing maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea?

Dr. Tai Ming Cheung will address these questions and share key insights from the new book Forging China’s Military Might: A New Framework for Assessing Innovation (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), which he edited. The book provides an overview of the current state of the Chinese defense industry and issues critical to understanding short- and long-term developments, including the relationship between defense contractors, regulators and end-users; civil-military integration; China’s defense innovation system; and China’s place in the global defense economy.

Speaker
Tai Ming Cheung is the Director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and an Associate Professor at the University of California San Diego. He received his Ph.D. from the War Studies Department at King’s College, London University. In addition to the aforementioned Forging China’s Military Might, Dr. Cheung is also author or editor of many other works including China’s Emergence as a Defense Technological Power (Routledge, 2012) and Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy (Cornell University Press, 2009).


Program Agenda
5:30-6:00 Registration & Opening Ceremony
6:00-7:00 Talk & Audience Q&A
7:00-7:30 Reception

Registration
FREE and open to the public.

Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) in partnership with Asia Society Northern California.

Promotional Co-sponsors: Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University, Saint Mary’s College Global and Regional Studies, Strait Talk, UC Berkeley Institute for East Asian Studies.


This talk officially opens the Fifth Annual Strait Talk Bay Area Peace
Conference, a week of workshops and public events to promote peaceful relations across the Taiwan Strait and throughout the Pacific Rim. Strait Talk is a student-centered non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform Cross-Strait and broader Asia-Pacific relations by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and from the United States, and by empowering them through conflict resolution training to become the next generation of peacemakers.


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Thursday – March 20, 2014 – 6 p.m.
Asia Society Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

Faces of Immigration: Undocumented Asians in America

image1Undocumented immigrants from Asia are a growing force in American politics and society. In California alone, there are an estimated 416,000 Asian undocumented immigrants, or roughly 15 percent of the state’s entire undocumented population. While immigration is commonly understood to be a “Latino” issue, Asian Americans have an equal stake in immigration reform. With policy change at the local and state levels and new hopes of reform from Washington, the time is right for a national dialogue. Join us at Asia Society Northern California with young activists, grassroots leaders, and legal experts to examine this complex and timely subject.

Speakers
* Katharine Gin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Educators for Fair Consideration
* Bill Ong Hing (moderator), Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
* Ju Hong, Researcher, Harvard University; undocumented member, Asian Students for Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE)
* Grace Lee, Policy Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
* Anoop Prasad, Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus


Program Agenda
* 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration
* 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Discussion/Audience Q&A
* 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Reception


Registration
$10 Asia Society/Co-Sponsor Members; $5 Students; $15 Non-members
Click here to register.


This event is part of the Asia Society’s “Asian-American Now” series sponsored by Southwest Airlines. Promotional co-sponsors include the following: Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, Asian Students for Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE), Chinese for Affirmative Action, International Institute of the Bay Area, Japan Policy Research Institute, and Asian Pacific American Studies at University of San Francisco.


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Wednesday – March 5, 2014 – 5:30 PM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619


2014 Steinbeck Festival: New Stories of Migration, Hardship, and Resilience in a Globalized World

graphs_wrathThis year the National Steinbeck Center celebrates the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath by convening a national dialogue, seeking out the stories of individuals struggling against many of the same challenges so poignantly represented in this classic work: financial insecurity, widespread unemployment and foreclosures, drought and other environmental crises. To gather contemporary stories of resilience and migrations in hard times, curators from the National Steinbeck Center commissioned a talented group of artists to retrace the Joad family’s journey.

* P.J. Palmer, filmmaker and videographer
* Octavio Solis, playwright and director
* Patricia Wakida, writer, block-print artist and curator at the Japanese American National Museum


Come hear from this diverse group of artists—along with curators from the National Steinbeck Center, as they discuss the continuing relevance of The Grapes of Wrath for a globalizing world along with what they learned along the trek from Oklahoma to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally California. We may also get a sneak peek of artworks resulting from this project. Don’t miss out! This is the only Bay Area preview before the Festival heads east to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.


FREE and open to the public.


For directions to Valley Center for the Performing Arts, visit http://www.hnu.edu/vcpa/


For additional information, contact Professor Chiho Sawada at <chihosawada@gmail.com>.


This event is presented by JPRI and the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University. Cosponsored by the Bay Area AsiaPacific Studies Initiative & Consortium (BAASIC), HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures Program, Saint Mary’s College of California History Department and International Area Studies Program.


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Saturday – February 15, 2014 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

Fourth Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum

Please join us at the Fourth Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum, hosted by Holy Names University of Oakland. The theme for 2014 is “The Dream Lives On: Civil and Human Rights, a Call to Action”—commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Keynote speakers will include:

dolores_huerta* Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of The Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute at Stanford University
* Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights icon and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Among the many policy workshops, JPRI is pleased to support two in particular:

* Eliminating Domestic Violence and Expanding Workplace Gender Equality
Dr. Emily Murase, Executive Director, SF Department on the Status of Women
* Human Trafficking and Immigrant Rights
Hyun-mi Kim, Community Advocate, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach


For registration information and a complete schedule, please click here.


Featured Workshops:

Eliminating Domestic Violence and Expanding Workplace Gender Equality
Dr. Emily Murase, Executive Director, SF Department on the Status of Women

This workshop will being with an overview of San Francisco’s implementation of the 1998 CEDAW Ordinance, the first local ordinance in the world to reflect the principles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women. Dr. Murase will then review strategies that have resulted in 3 years of domestic violence homicide-free homes as well as expanded gender equity in Fortune 500 companies like Deloitte, Symantec, and Twitter. The session will also address ways workshop participants can contribute to advancing human rights for women and girls.

Human Trafficking and Immigrant Rights
Hyun-mi Kim, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

This workshop will examine the topic of human trafficking within the frame of immigrant rights. The issue of immigration, and immigration reform, is tied inextricably with the issue of human trafficking, especially as heightened border control measure lead people to turn to riskier pathways in order to provide food, shelter, and opportunities for their families. The workshop will provide information on human trafficking activities in the Bay Area and the importance of immigration reform to protect the legal rights of human trafficking survivors since the increased use of immigration enforcement programs can create barriers for undocumented victims of human trafficking.

Presenter Information:

Dr. Emily Murase has served as Executive Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women since 2004 (following 6 years as Commissioner on the Status of Women), promoting the human rights of the women and girls of San Francisco. She is also a community leader who has served on the boards of various organizations—such as Democratic Women in Action, the Fort Mason Foundation, and the San Francisco Board of Education. When she was elected to the Board of Education in 2010, Emily became the first Japanese American woman ever elected to public office in San Francisco. Previously, she served in the Clinton White House as Director for International Economic Affairs (1993-94), and the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. Emily holds an AB in modern Japanese history from Bryn Mawr College, a master’s from the Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, and a PhD in communication from Stanford University.

Hyun-mi Kim is a Community Advocate / Legal Caseworker at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach. She provides comprehensive social services to victims of Human Trafficking. Before working at APILO, Hyun-mi was an anti-domestic violence advocate at SAVE in Fremont and a volunteer program coordinator and sexual assault counselor at Rape Trauma Services of San Mateo County. She is a graduate of UCLA and formerly a board member of the Station Board of KPFA Community Radio Station of Pacific Foundation.


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Tuesday – November 12, 2013 – 5:45 PM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

harvestEternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos

Join us for a conversation with Karen J. Coates and Jerry Redfern, authors of the forthcoming book Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos.

Between 1964 and 1973, in an offshoot of the Vietnam War, the U.S. military dropped 4 billion pounds of explosives on Laos. Up to 30 percent of those bombs did not detonate, and they remain in the Laotian soil today as UXO—unexploded ordnance—contaminating more than one-fourth of the villages in the country. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed and injured in UXO accidents since the war officially ended. 2013 marks 40 years since the last bombs fell. Yet every week, more Laotians are hurt and killed.

Coates and Redfern spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, and the bomb-disposal teams working to render the land harmless. With their words and photographs, they reveal the beauty of Laos, the strength of Laotians, and the daunting scope of the problem. They aim to educate readers—especially Americans—about this little-known legacy of war, and encourage a renewed commitment to redressing historical injustices and building positive peace.

Karen J. Coates and Jerry Redfern are both senior fellows at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. They have lived and traveled extensively in Asia, covering food, environment, health and human rights for publications around the world. They also teach writing and photography to journalists in the developing world.

Admission
FREE and open to the public

Program
5:45-7:00 Book Talk / Audience Q&A
7:00-7:45 Reception and Book Signing

For directions to the Valley Center for the Performing Arts, visit http://www.hnu.edu/vcpa/
For additional information, contact Prof. Chiho Sawada at <chihosawada@gmail.com>

Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute in partnership with Asia Society Northern California.

Cosponsored by Brandeis University Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Center for Lao Studies, Fellowship of Reconciliation, HALO Trust USA, Holy Names University Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute, Jhai Foundation, St. Mary’s College of California History Department and International Area Studies Program.


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Monday – November 4, 2013 – 6 p.m.
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

chinaenvironmentChina’s Environmental Future: Panel Discussion Featuring Ma Jun

In the past thirty years China has achieved spectacular economic growth, but rapid industrialization has negatively impacted the country’s air, land, and water quality. Chinese citizens are increasingly demanding more transparency and accountability from government and business, and in response, some progressive companies have begun to require environmental improvement in factories in their supply chains.

This special event features one of the most important leaders in China’s growing environmental movement—Ma Jun—in conversation with other environmental innovators who are addressing China’s pollution problems. Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2006, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012, Ma will describe his groundbreaking efforts to drive improvement.

Speakers
* Ma Jun, Founder, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
* Sharla Settlemier, Vice President, Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing, Nike
* Linda Greer, Director, Health Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
* Lenny Mendonca, Director, Public Sector Practice, McKinsey
* Melanie Nutter (moderator), Director, S.F. Department of Environment (invited)

Program Agenda
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Discussion/Audience Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Reception

Registration
https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=7063aa


Presented by Asia Society Northern California and Natural Resources Defense Council. Cosponsored by the Goldman Environmental Prize.


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Thursday – October 3, 2013 – 6 PM
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111


BBCThe Asian Century? United States and Rising Asia


Many have called the 21st century “the Asian Century,” representing a world-historical shift in power and influence from West to East. But are such calls premature? Thirty years ago, experts saw Japan’s spectacular economic growth and long-term political stability as a harbinger of a new, Asia-led order. Today, Japan is straddled by years of political and economic stagnation. China has enjoyed thirty years of double-digit economic growth and is now the world’s second largest economy, but many experts argue that rampant corruption and a rigid political system are holding the country back. Given these complications, is Asia’s rise really inevitable? What does America’s strategic “rebalance” towards Asia mean for U.S. policy, and how is it being viewed in Asia?

Join us for this special program that is presented by the Asia Society in partnership with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight and BBC World Service. The program is cosponsored by The Asia Foundation, AsianWeek, Bay Area Council, btrax, California Asian Chamber of Commerce, Japan Policy Research Institute, Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University.

Speakers
* Bruce Cain, Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
* Dominic Ng, Chairman, Committee of 100; Chairman & CEO, EastWest Bank
* Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society
* Ritula Shah (moderator), Presenter, BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight and Saturday PM
* Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council

Program Schedule
5:30 - 6:00 pm Registration
6:00 - 7:30 pm Discussion/Audience Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm Reception

Registration
FREE for Asia Society and JPRI members Tickets limited
https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=1cb482



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Tuesday – September 17, 2013 – 5:45 PM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619

impressionists“Impressionists on the Water: Behind the Scenes – A Curator’s View”

An illustrated talk by Melissa Buron, Assistant Curator of European Art, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Coinciding with the hosting of the America’s Cup races in San Francisco, the special exhibit “Impressionists on the Water” celebrates another side of nautical life. More than 80 remarkable paintings and works on paper by Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro – as well as by Post-Impressionists like Maurice Denis and Paul Signac – reveals not only breathtaking artistry but also a deep appreciation for pleasure boating and competition.

Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, “Impressionists on the Water” will be on view at the Legion of Honor through October 13, 2013, and at the Peabody Essex Museum in winter 2013. Melissa Buron, Assistant Curator of European Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will provide a glimpse into the planning and organization of this exciting and popular exhibition. How did the exhibition come to San Francisco? What challenges were faced during the installation of life-size boats? Which paintings have hidden meanings beneath the surface? What is the connection between this exhibition and the Sausalito houseboats? This lecture is intended for all audiences, including students, general art lovers and boating enthusiasts visiting for the America’s Cup.

FREE and open to the public. Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, Ph.D., will moderate.

For directions to Valley Center for the Performing Arts, visit http://www.hnu.edu/vcpa/

For additional information, contact Professor Chiho Sawada at <chihosawada@gmail.com>.

Melissa Buron is the Assistant Curator for European Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF). She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University (2005) where she earned a BA with Honors in art history. She also holds a Master of Arts degree with Distinction in art history from the University of London, Birkbeck College (2007). Her recent publications include an essay on Andrea Mantegna in Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power (San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Books, 2011) as well as selected further reading in Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis (San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Books, 2013) and the plate commentary and selected further reading in Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay (San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Books, 2010).

This talk is part of the Fall 2013 Culture & Politics Lecture Series, presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) and Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University. Cosponsored by the HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures (ISAC) Program.


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Wednesday – September 11, 2013 – 6:45 PM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619

event_9_11In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection

An illustrated talk by Dr. Laura W. Allen, Curator of Japanese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Coinciding with the hosting of the America’s Cup races in San Francisco Bay Area, “In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection” – now on exhibit at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – presents 64 exceptional artworks spanning 1,100 years. (Larry Ellison is co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, and Ellison’s Oracle Team USA is defending the America’s Cup.) The exhibition explores the dynamic nature of art selection and display in traditional Japanese settings, where artworks are often temporarily presented in response to a special occasion or to reflect the change of seasons.

Included in the exhibition are significant works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573-1615) and Edo (1615-1868) periods – along with many other important examples of religious art, lacquer, woodwork, and metalwork from earlier eras.

Come join us to hear Dr. Allen’s insights about these rarely exhibited artworks and the process of curating this exhibition.

FREE and open to the public. Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, Ph.D., will moderate.

For directions to Valley Center for the Performing Arts, visit http://www.hnu.edu/vcpa/

For additional information, contact Professor Chiho Sawada at <chihosawada@gmail.com>.

Dr. Laura W. Allen earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley where she specialized in the history of Japanese painting. She has written widely on Japanese painting and woodblock prints, and has taught Asian Art history at many Bay Area campuses. Her most recent publications are two catalogues published by the Asian Art Museum, The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection and In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection.

This lecture is part of the Fall 2013 Culture and Politics Lecture Series, presented by JPRI and the Asia and Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University. Cosponsored by the Bay Area AsiaPacific Studies Initiative & Consortium (BAASIC), HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures Program, Japan Society of Northern California, Mills College Asian Studies Program and History Department, Saint Mary’s College of California History Department and International Area Studies Program.

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Wednesday – June 5, 2013 – 5:30 PM
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA94111

waterwarsWater Wars in Asia?

The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. And the battles of tomorrow may be over water. Nowhere is the danger greater than in Asia. Drought, urbanization, pollution, and inadequate infrastructure have made Asia the world’s most waterscarce continent on a per-capita basis. Many of its water sources cross national boundaries, creating the potential for international conflict as supplies dwindle. Now global warming is raising the stakes, causing rising sea levels, more severe floods and droughts, and the melting of the glaciers in the Tibetan plateau.

The water security challenges facing China and India in particular have consequences not just for the two rising powers, but for Asia as a whole. They threaten to reduce economic growth across the region, exacerbate ongoing territorial disputes, and impose further hardships on Asia’s poor.

Join us for a panel discussion in which national security expert Brahma Chellaney, water expert Peter Gleick, and futurist Peter Schwartz discuss what is becoming Asia’s defining crisis of the 21st century.

Brahma Chellaney is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Center for Policy Research in New Dehli. He has written six books on international relations and geopolitics, including Water: Asia’s New Battleground, which won the Asia Society’s Bernard Schwartz Book Award in 2012. His newest book—Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Crisis—has just been released.

Peter Gleick is Co-founder and President of the Pacific Institute. Dr. Gleick is the author of many scientific papers and nine books on water, including The World’s Water and Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water. He is the recipient of the MacArthur “genius” Fellowship, among other awards.

Peter Schwartz (moderator), a renowned futurist, is Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning at Salesforce.com. He was Co-founder and Chairman of Global Business Network (GBN).

Copies of Water: Asia’s New Battleground and Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis will be available for purchase and signing!

Event Schedule
5:30-6:00 p.m.     Registration
6:00-7:30 p.m.     Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
7:30-8:00 p.m.     Reception and Book Signing

Registration
$10     Asia Society Members / Co-Sponsor Members / Students
$15     Non-Members

Online Registration
https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=446114

Presented by Asia Society Northern California. Co-sponsored by East Meets West, Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley,
Japan Policy Research Institute, The Asia Foundation, US China Green Energy Council, and World Affairs Council.

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Monday – April 8, 2013 – 5:30 PM
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA

chinaseasTurbulent Waters: Territorial Disputes in the China Seas, Implications for US-China and Cross-Strait Relations

What is driving the rising tensions in the East and South China Seas? How close have we actually come to witnessing the maritime territorial disputes spin out of control? Will increasing economic interdependence ultimately diffuse tensions and prevent war? Do the leadership transitions in China, Japan, and other parts of the Asia Pacific raise hopes for peaceful resolution? And how are these disputes impacting US-China and cross-Strait relations?

Join us for a discussion on this ongoing foreign policy challenge, with experts from Asia and the United States.

Featured Speakers:

Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
, Ph.D., is Professor and Assistant Dean for International Cooperation and Exchange in the School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prof. Blanchard is the author or editor of many books—most recently Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy: Sanctions, Incentives, and Target State Calculations (with Norrin R. Ripsman, 2013) and New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue: Theoretical Insights into its Origins, Dynamics, and Prospects (co-edited with Dennis V. Hickey, 2012).

John Ciorciari, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and Asia Society Associate Fellow. He has also served as Deputy Director of the Office of South and Southeast Asia in the U.S. Treasury Department. His books include The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975
(2010) and On Trial: The Khmer Rouge Accountability Process (co-edited with Anne Heindel, 2009).

This event officially opens the Fourth Annual Strait Talk Bay Area Peace Symposium, a week of workshops and public events to promote peaceful relations across the Taiwan Strait and throughout the Pacific Rim. Strait Talk is a student-centered “non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform Cross-Strait and broader Asia-Pacific relations by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and from the United States,” and by “empowering them” through conflict resolution training to become the next generation of peacemakers.

Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) and the Asia Society Northern California.

Promotional Co-sponsors: Asia and Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI), Holy Names University; Formosan Association for Public Affairs; Institute for East Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley; Saint Mary’s College of California History Department and International Area Studies Program; Strait Talk Berkeley Chapter; TaiwaneseAmerican.org; Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP).

FREE and open to the public

Event Schedule
5:30-6:00     Registration and Strait Talk Introductions
6:00-7:15     Panel Discussion/Audience Q&A
7:15-7:45     Reception


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Thursday – April 4, 2013 – 5:30 PM
Nixon Peabody LLP
1 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94111

ChinagoesglobalChina Goes Global: The Partial Power

Thirty years ago, China’s role in global affairs was limited. Today, China’s influence reaches every part of the world—to mineral mines in Africa, currency markets in the West, oilfields in the Middle East, agribusiness in Latin America, and factories throughout East Asia. Eminent China scholar David Shambaugh’s new book China Goes Global analyzes China’s extensive commercial footprint, growing military power, increasing cultural influence, diplomatic activity, and new prominence in multilateral institutions. But Shambaugh also argues that China’s global presence is more broad than deep, and that the country remains a “partial power” lacking the influence befitting a world power. Come hear Dr. Shambaugh—along with UC Berkeley’s veteran China watcher Thomas B. Gold—as they discuss China Goes Global and explore China’s role in world affairs.

David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University. His most recent books include Charting China’s Future: Domestic & International Challenges; China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation; International Politics of Asia; and Power Shift: China and Asia’s New Dynamics.

Thomas B. Gold is Professor of Sociology at University of California, Berkeley. He has just returned from a sabbatical at Fudan University in Shanghai. His most recent book (with William Hurst, Jaeyoun Won, and Li Qiang) is Laid-Off Workers in a Workers’ State: Unemployment With Chinese Characteristics. He is also the author of the forthcoming Remaking Taiwan: Society and the State Since the End of Martial Law.

Event Schedule
5:30-6:00 p.m.    Registration

6:00-7:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A
7:30-8:00 p.m.    Reception + Book Signing

Registration
$10    Asia Society Members / Co-Sponsor Members / Students
$15    Non-Members

Register online: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=9f1f00

Presented by the Asia Society and the Sino-American Economic Forum. Cosponsored by Japan Policy Research Institute and the Mechanics Institute.


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Thursday - March 28, 2013 - 5:45 PM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

TerracottaChina’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy
An illustrated talk by Dr. Michael Knight
Senior Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

“The First Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE), conquered much in this life, but his driving purpose was even greater. He sought to conquer death. In order to achieve immortality, he built himself a tomb – a vast underground city guarded by a life-size terracotta army including warriors, infantrymen, horses, chariots and all their attendant armor and weaponry. First unearthed in 1974, the underground burial complex of the First Emperor is a revelation for the ages, an astonishing discovery on par with Egypt’s mummies and elaborate tombs. Contemporary observers continue to be enthralled by his legacy, and it is through this ongoing interest that the First Emperor did indeed achieve immortality.” (Asian Art Museum)

Terracotta Warriors will be on exhibit at the Asian Art Museum through May 27, 2013. Join us at Holy Names for a preview!

FREE and open to the public.
Patrick L. Hatcher, Ph.D., will moderate.

For directions to Valley Center for the Performing Arts, visit http://www.hnu.edu/vcpa/


For additional information, contact Professor Chiho Sawada at csawada@usfca.edu.

Presented by JPRI and the Asia and Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University. Cosponsored by Asia Society Northern California, Bay Area Asia-Pacific Studies Initiative & Consortium (BAASIC), HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures Program, Mills College Asian Studies Program and History Department, Saint Mary's College of California History Department and International Area Studies Program.


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Tuesday – February 26, 2013 – 5:30 PM
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

MahbubaniRise of Asia and the Future of the United States as a Pacific Power

With the military campaign in Afghanistan set to wind down by 2014, the Obama Administration has signaled a strategic “pivot” towards the Asia Pacific in an effort to reassert U.S. influence in the region. What obstacles does the U.S. policy shift face? How are Asian countries responding? Is the U.S. pivot purely a strategic push to rebalance a rising China? What will U.S. policy in Asia look like during Obama’s second term as U.S. President?

Join us for a panel discussion featuring leading foreign affairs experts on the rise of Asia, America’s pivot toward Asia, and what all this means for the United States and other Asia-Pacific countries. The event features Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore’s former Ambassador to the UN and Foreign Policy magazine’s 2011 “Top Global Thinker,” who will also discuss his new book The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and Logic of One World.

Copies of The Great Convergence will be available for signing and purchase at the event!

Speakers
* Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; former Singapore Ambassador to the UN; author of The Great Convergence
* Bruce Pickering (moderator), Vice President Global Programs-Executive Director Northern California Center Connect to ASNC
* Steven Vogel, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Event Schedule
5:30-6:00 p.m.     Registration
6:00-7:30 p.m.     Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A
7:30-8:00 p.m.     Reception and Networking

Registration
$10     Asia Society Members / Co-Sponsor Members / Students
$15     Non-Members

Register online: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=a43de9

Presented by the Asia Society. Promotional Co-sponsors: Japan Society of Northern California, Japan Policy Research Institute, Master of Asia Pacific Studies Program at USF Center for the Pacific Rim, Mechanics Institute, The Asia Foundation, World Affairs Council of Northern California.

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Thursday – January 31, 2013 – 5:30 PM
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

asianamericanAsian Immigrants & Entrepreneurship in America
As of 2011, first-generation immigrants or their children – from China and India in particular – had roles as founders at more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, representing combined annual revenues of more than $4.2 trillion and a workforce of 10 million people worldwide. From 1995 to 2005, the share of Silicon Valley technology and engineering firms with at least one immigrant founder rose to 52 percent. But today, just when our economy desperately needs new jobs, the number of immigrant entrepreneurs launching businesses in the United States has stagnated. The main culprit, many experts argue, is America’s broken immigration system.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring leading experts on the impact of U.S. immigration policy on attracting talent from Asia and in creating new and innovative industries. The event will feature Vivek Wadha’s acclaimed new book, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent.

Panelists
* Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk (moderator)
* Annalee Saxenian, Professor and Dean of the Information School at UC Berkeley
* Dan Siciliano, Professor of the Practice of Law and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs, Stanford University
* Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President, Academics and Innovation, Singularity University

Event Schedule
5:30-6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A
7:30-8:30 p.m. Reception and Networking

Registration
$10 Asia Society Members / Co-Sponsor Members / Students
$15 Non-Members

Register online: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=554705

Presented by Asia Society Northern California. Promotional Co-sponsors: Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Asia America MultiTechnology Association, AsianWeek, btrax, ChinaSF, HYSTA, Japan Policy Research Institute, MAPS at USF Center for the Pacific Rim, SF Chamber of Commerce, SF Center for Economic Development, SJ Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.


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Wednesday – January 23, 2013 – 5:30 PM
Asia Society
Bechtel Conference Room
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

wininchinaChina’s Entrepreneurs: The Next Generation
China’s economy is changing fast. Dominated in the past by large state-owned enterprises and manufacturing industries dependent on low wages and cheap raw materials, China’s economy is shifting up the product cycle, and this shift is being led by a new generation of Chinese business leaders in information technology, biotech, high-end services, and other innovative sectors. Their companies are active in international markets, engaging in sophisticated R&D, and reshaping the face of capitalism in China.
Join us for a special evening of discussion and networking with more than 50 of China’s most promising young entrepreneurs who are visiting the United States as a part of an alumni delegation from China’s top business school, the Chinese European International Business School. Come hear stories of success, challenge, and lessons learned from several of these emerging Chinese entrepreneurs, who will speak alongside leading U.S. business leaders with deep interest in China. Following the discussion, a catered reception will be provided where guests can meet and network with the delegation.

Speakers
* Jack Wadsworth, Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley; Vice Chair, Asia Society
* William H. Draper III, General Partners, Draper Richards
* Pan Xuelin, Founder & CEO, Suzhou Cyber-Technologies Co., Ltd. a provider of IT management systems
* Ren Xin, Co-Founder, Hotelvp Corporation (www.hotelvp.com), a mobile application selling discounted hotel rooms
* Jiang Yuan, CEO, PNC Process Systems Co., Ltd., provider of components for semi- conductors, micro-electronics, photovoltaics, biotech, and pharmaceuticals

Event Schedule
5:30-6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A 7:30-8:30 p.m. Reception and Networking

Registration
$10 Asia Society Members / Co-Sponsor Members / Students
$15 Non-Members

Register online: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=0b54e1

Presented by the Asia Society. Promotional Co-sponsors: Asia Business Club at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Asian America MultiTechnology Association, AsianWeek, Bay Area Council, BayHelix, btrax, China America Innovation Network (CHAIN), Chinese Enterprise Association, ChinaSF, Hua Yuan Science & Technology Association (HYSTA), InnoSpring, Japan Policy Research Institute, Master of Asia Pacific Studies Program at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, Silicon Dragon



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