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USC Global Conference News

Global Challenges and Enhancing Opportunities Hong Kong, October 13-15, 2011

Topic: Architecture

From the South China Morning Post and Finance Asia

Media coverage of the 2011 USC Global Conference included an op-ed by USC president C. L. Max Nikias; an article on USC alumnus Frank Gehry; and an article in FinanceAsia on sustainable economic growth in the international marketplace.

In the News: Quingyun Ma, Dean of USC Architecture

Top Chinese Architect leads elite school in southern california
from the China Daily News, 10/14/11

USC Architecture Dean Quingyun Ma and USC President C. L. Max Nikias greet guests at the 2011 USC Global Conference in Hong Kong

“Ma Qingyun accepted the job as dean of the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Architecture because he was weary of being his own boss.

His private Chinese firm MADA s.p.a.m. had grown to be highly successful, but he found himself repeating similar projects and felt restless.

‘Architecture alone doesn’t have the full ability to engage social and economic issues, and a lot of urban and environmental problems cannot be resolved purely through building,’ he says.

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Introduction

Under the banner of “Global Challenges and Enhancing Opportunities,” USC hosts its 2011 Global Conference in Hong Kong Oct. 13 to 15. Remarks by USC president C. L. Max Nikias and a keynote address by Thomas L. Friedman set the stage for a program of leading experts providing global perspectives on technologies and the economy, global health and the environment, and governance and cultural landscapes. Follow us on Twitter #USCHK.