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

Topic: In the News

Video from the Financial Times: Hollywood comes to China

A huge and fast growing market makes China attractive to filmmakers and distributors, but are the terms of doing business too onerous? Elizabeth Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, talks to Hannah Kuchler from the Financial Times about joint ventures, censorship and intellectual property.

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.

Read the full article.

USC Media Campaign in Asia

USC announced its presence in Asia in the October 13, 2011 edition of The Wall Street Journal Asia and the South China Morning Post (SCMP), as a precursor to the three-day Global Conference. In addition, a recent SCMP article was published featuring research by Nathanael Fast of the USC Marshall School and Stanford University and Northwestern University colleagues, on power and status.


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.