All events held at the JW Marriott Hong Kong.
Thursday, October 13 (Registration opens at 2:00 p.m.)
- 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception
- 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Opening Dinner
Friday, October 14 (Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)
- 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
- 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome by C. L. Max Nikias, President, University of Southern California
- 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Address by Thomas L. Friedman, “The Next Phase of Globalization”
- 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: “The Future of Business In A Global World.” Speakers: Ronnie C. Chan, USC Trustee; Chairman, Hang Lung Group Limited and Hang Lung Properties Limited ; David Eldon, Senior Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Chairman, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited ; Chengyu Fu, Chairman, China Petrochemical Corporation (SINOPEC Group); Frank Ning, Chairman, COFCO Corporation; P. Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT), and Chairman of Avantage Ventures.
- 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
- 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Session 1 “The Grand Challenges of Engineering.” Speakers: Yannis C. Yortsos, Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering (Moderator) ; Ewa Deelman, Research Associate Professor, USC Computer Science Department ; John O‘Brien, Executive Vice Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and Professor, USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering ; Terence Sanger, Associate Professor, USC Biomedical Engineering, Biokinesiology, and Child Neurology Departments.
- 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Session 2: “Opportunities for Collaboration Between the China and U.S. Cinema Industries.” Speakers: Elizabeth M. Daley, Dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts (Moderator) ; Stanley Rosen, Professor and Director of USC East Asian Studies Center, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Nansun Shi, Film Workshop Co. Ltd.; Ying Wai Wilfred Wong, Chairman, Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.
- 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break
- 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Session 3: “Pacific Rim Disasters and their Effects on Mental Health.” Speakers: Marilyn L. Flynn, Dean, USC School of Social Work (Moderator) ; Fang Fan, Professor of Psychology, South China Normal University; Daisuke Fujita, Professor of the National Mental Support Center for School Crisis, Osaka Kyoiku (Normal) University; Lawrence Palinkas, Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health, USC School of Social Work; Marleen Wong, Assistant Dean, Clinical Professor, Director of Field Education, USC School of Social Work.
- 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Session 4: “Resilient Urban Environments.” Speakers: Jack H. Knott, Dean, USC School of Policy, Planning and Development (Moderator); Suprayoga Hadi, Ministry for the Development of Disadvantaged Regions, Republic of Indonesia; Luxin Huang, Chinese Academy of Urban Planning & Design ; Stephen Jordan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, October 15
- 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 5: “Is University-based Research Relevant in the Fight Against Terrorism?” Speakers: Eric Heikkila, Professor, USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development (Moderator); Maria A. Ressa, Author-in-Residence at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore ; Erroll Southers, Associate Director of Research Transition, USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) ; Milind Tambe, Professor, USC Computer Science and Industrial Systems Engineering Departments.
- 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 6: “2012 and U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations” Speakers: Frank Ching, Columnist and former Wall Street Journal reporter ; Clayton Dube, Associate Director, USC US-China Institute ; Daniel Lynch, Associate Professor, School of International Relations, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences ; David Zweig, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
- 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break
- 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Session 7: “Financial Crisis.” Speakers: James Ellis, Dean, USC Marshall School of Business (Moderator) ; Cheuk Wan Fan, Managing Director, Head of Research Asia Pacific, Private Banking Division, Credit Suisse; Richard K. Green, Director, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate ; Steven Watson, The Capital Group.
- 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Session 8: “The Power of the Arts in Cultivating Cultural Landscapes.” Speakers: Stanley Rosen, Professor and Director, USC East Asian Studies Center, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Moderator); Meiling Cheng, Associate Professor and Director of Critical Studies, USC School of Theater; Velina Hasu Houston, Associate Dean of Faculty, USC School of Theatre ; Mina Yang, Associate Professor, USC Thornton School of Music.
- 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Session 9: “Harnessing Technology and Scale for the Common Good.” Speakers: Adlai Wertman, Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business (Moderator); Steve Atamian, Founder, Global Brigades ; Josh Cohen, Managing Partner, City Light Capital ; Karen Symms Gallagher, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education.
- 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Session 10: “A Revolution of Conscience—Can Holocaust and Genocide Testimonies Help Prevent Violent Societies in the Future?” Speakers: Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (Moderator); Sara Greenberg, Board Member, Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Resource Center; Freddy Mutanguha, Director, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Rwanda ; Kosal Path, Research Fellow, Center for Khmer Studies.
- 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break
- 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Session 11: “Old and New Environmental Threat.” Speakers: Jonathan M. Samet, Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair for the Department of Preventive Medicine and Director of Institute for Global Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC (Moderator) ; Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Professor of Environmental and Global Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC ; Emily Chan, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Chit Ming Wong, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong.
- 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Session 12: “Future Cities: Collaborative Approaches to Visual Art, Architecture, Design, and Urbanism.” Speakers: Rochelle Steiner, Dean, USC Roski School of Fine Arts (Moderator) ; Scott Fisher, Professor and Founding Chair, Interactive Media Division, USC School of Cinematic Arts ; Qingyun Ma, Dean, USC School of Architecture ; Lars Nittve, Executive Director, M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong.
- 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Gala Reception
- 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Gala Dinner