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Voice Out of Silence! Featuring Sophia Serghi

Voice Out of Silence! Featuring Sophia Serghi

ADMISSION:

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Monday, December 11, at 9 a.m.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

DESCRIPTION:
Composer and pianist Sophia Serghi presents Voice Out of Silence!, her recent documentary about refugee musicians finding their voices amidst the silence of relocation and hardship. Filmed in Cyprus in collaboration with filmmaker Lawrence Cumbo, Voice Out of Silence! explores the social and cultural impact of transient, refugee, and relocated musician communities around the globe. Their encounters provide a stage for unknown musicians, previously silenced by relocation and hardship, to share their voice and experience a renewed sense of identity and community belonging. Join us for an inspiring evening with Serghi as she presents excerpts from the film followed by a panel discussion on the impact of music in difficult times.

Sophia Serghi is a composer and pianist from Cyprus and a professor of music at the College of William and Mary. Her stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal, and multimedia works have been performed across Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Hellenic Center and Cadogan Hall in London, Athens Concert Hall in Greece, and Concertgebow in Amsterdam. Serghi is the founder of various projects and organizations, including MAX: Multi-Arts Crossings in Cyprus where she is also a director, music tech startup Aplaud Music Group, and music management company Sophia Creative.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Thornton School of Music.

Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

Masaya Chiba - Non-relation, Contingency, Nothing: On Contemporary Japanese Thought

Masaya Chiba is a Japanese scholar and cultural critic specialized in philosophy, studies of culture and representations. He has a Ph.D. in Arts and Sciences from University of Tokyo. In Fall 2012, Chiba became an associate professor at Ritsumeikan University, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences.  Chiba's research focuses on the metaphysics “after-poststructuralism.” Special research themes include: Change (Becoming), Relation, Non-Relation, Extension etc. 

Doheny Memorial Library

Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) Information Sessions - Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing

Please join the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education Global Executive Ed.D. program for an opportunity to hear about the program's structure and application process and learn about how you can become a leader with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

 

We will send an email confirmation two days prior to the event with all details. Business attire is required and light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

 

January 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Hong Kong

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

 +852 2810 8366

 

January 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Shanghai

399 Nanjing W Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003

+86 21 5359 4969 

 

January 24, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Beijing

83 Jianguo Rd, DaWang Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100025

+86 10 5908 6688

JW Marriott

Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) Information Sessions - Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing

Please join the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education Global Executive Ed.D. program for an opportunity to hear about the program's structure and application process and learn about how you can become a leader with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

 

We will send an email confirmation two days prior to the event with all details. Business attire is required and light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

 

January 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Hong Kong

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

 +852 2810 8366

 

January 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Shanghai

399 Nanjing W Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003

+86 21 5359 4969 

 

January 24, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Beijing

83 Jianguo Rd, DaWang Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100025

+86 10 5908 6688

JW Marriott

Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) Information Sessions - Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing

Please join the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education Global Executive Ed.D. program for an opportunity to hear about the program's structure and application process and learn about how you can become a leader with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

 

We will send an email confirmation two days prior to the event with all details. Business attire is required and light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

 

January 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Hong Kong

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

 +852 2810 8366

 

January 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Shanghai

399 Nanjing W Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003

+86 21 5359 4969 

 

January 24, 2018 at 6:00pm

Location: JW Marriott Beijing

83 Jianguo Rd, DaWang Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100025

+86 10 5908 6688

JW Marriott

Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) Class Teaser: Global University Rankings

Please join Global Executive Ed.D. faculty member, Dr. Tracy Tambascia, and the program office for a class teaser on Global University Rankings at 2:00 pm PT on Wednesday, January 31st.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 29, 2017. We encourage you to participate in the class teaser, so check your webcam and audio capabilities on your computer as well as have a phone handy.

You will receive a link 24 hours in advance to access the Adobe Connect Room.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Adobe Connect Room

Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) Class Teaser: Creativity

Please join Global Executive Ed.D. faculty member, Dr. Rob Filback, and the program office for a class teaser on Creativity at 1:00pm PT on Tuesday, February 13 2018.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 12. We encourage you to participate in the class teaser, so check your webcam and audio capabilities on your computer as well as have a phone handy.

You will receive a link 24 hours in advance to access the Adobe Connect Room.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Adobe Connect Room

Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) Class Teaser: Broadening Our Search for Education Innovators: Finding Models of Excellence in Unexpected Places

Please join Global Executive Ed.D. faculty member, Dr. Cathy Krop, and the program office for a class teaser on Broadening Our Search for Education Innovators: Finding Models of Excellence in Unexpected Places on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 am PT.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 23. We encourage you to participate in the class teaser, so check your webcam and audio capabilities on your computer as well as have a phone handy.

You will receive a link 24 hours in advance to access the Adobe Connect Room.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Adobe Connect Room

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ASIA'S MONETARY AND FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE

Co-sponsored by the Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, USC Center for International Relations and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 

The main objective of this one-day workshop is to discuss fundamental dynamics and new developments of monetary and financial relations between Japan and East Asia ranging from RMB internationalization, emergency funding mechanism, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).  Thematically, we seek to understand; (a) lessons from other regions, particularly Europe, to Asia, (b) connections between global financial governance and the regional one, and (c) explore the issues of financial leadership and followership in the region.   

Panelists:  
Hyoung-kyu Chey (GRIPS –USC visiting scholar)
William Grimes (Boston University)
C. Randall Henning (American University)
Saori N. Katada (USC)
Steve Liao (UC Riverside)
Phillip Lipscy (Stanford)
Victor Shih (UC San Diego)
Junko Shimizu (Gakushuin University; on sabbatical at Columbia University)
David Steinberg (SAIS, Johns Hopkins)

Discussants:  
Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley)
Joshua Aizenman (USC)
Gregory Chin (York University)

 

TBD

2018 Global East Asia Maymester Orientation

The Summer 2018 Global East Asia Maymester General Orientation will cover program, flight, insurance, health and safety information, and other general travel related requirements by the university.

This is a MANDATORY orientation for the course and Global East Asia scholars must attend or make arrangements with EASC.

TBD

China: Finding Solutions

China, not unlike the United States, confronts enormous challenges. These include deadly environmental degradation, a rapidly aging population, a skills mismatch between what graduates can do and what employers seek, widespread official corruption, regional and intraregional inequality, and low labor and capital productivity.

Often conferences merely document such problems without exploring in concrete terms what businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies are doing to address them. Our China: Finding Solutions conference won’t minimize the size and complexity of such problems, but it will highlight how individuals and institutions are battling them. Our panelists will include distinguished scholars, entrepreneurs, organization leaders, and officials. We invite you to be a part of the discussion.

Space is limited. Register now online or mail in your registration (please include the check, your name, email, and address) to secure your seat and to save money.

Registration (includes the admission, conference goodies, refreshments, and lunch):

General 
Early bird registration   $75
After September 30    $125

Students (must submit photo of student ID to uschina@usc.edu)
Early bird registration   $25
After September 30      $40

The first 50 people to register will receive a USC U.S.-China Institute anniversary mug!

Mailing address
USC U.S.-China Institute
Attn: Finding Solutions 
3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC)

31st Annual Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference

A comprehensive networking and learning experience, produced by the USC Marshall School of Business and the U.S. Commercial Service since 1988, for business leaders who want to expand their trade and investment in the Asia/Pacific region. APBO provides a unique mixture of over 50 leading business, government, and academic experts to advise a diverse audience of American firms from across the U.S. on how to become more competitive in the Asia/Pacific marketplace, including one-on-one private appointments with the U.S. Senior Commercial Officers from American embassies in 18 economies, including Canada and Mexico.

The LA Hotel-Downtown