USC Hosts 2017 Global Conference Sep. 21-23 in Tokyo

September 19, 2017 12:16 am

Three-Day Event Featuring Keynote Speaker Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai.

The USC Global Conference will take place this year Sep. 21-23 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. This biennial event, which brings together business, government, and academic leaders from across the Pacific Rim—as well as USC faculty, staff, and alumni— examines critical issues and opportunities facing the region and the


Koji Murofushi, sports director for Tokyo 2020, to speak at the USC Global Conference

August 11, 2017 11:46 am

Dr. Koji Murofushi, former Olympic gold medalist and sports director of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, joins Duncan Ryūken Williams, founding director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, in a featured session titled “Japan on the Global Stage: Engaging Cultures in the 21st Century,” on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the 2017 USC Global Conference.


General David H. Petraeus to speak at the 2017 USC Global Conference

June 2, 2017 1:03 pm

A discussion with USC Judge Widney Professor General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus will be a highlight of the USC Global Conference. Petraeus will be joined by Yukio Okamoto, a foreign policy expert and former Special Adviser to Prime Minister Hashimoto and Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan, in a conversation titled “US-Japan: Shared Concerns in an Unpredictable Global Environment.”


The Long History and Deepening of USC-Japan Relations

December 14, 2016 10:27 am

USC is gearing up to host its 2017 Global Conference in Tokyo, but the connections between USC, Japan and Japanese students date back nearly as far as the history of the university itself. In 1889, just nine years after USC opened its doors, the university graduated its first Japanese student, K. Wada, from USC’s college of medicine. USC’s first Japanese Student Union was formed in 1910. And at least two of the university’s students went on to become Prime Minister of Japan: Takeo Miki and Shinzo Abe.


Site and Date Announced for the 2017 USC Global Conference

October 25, 2016 5:00 am

The 2017 USC Global Conference will take place in the city of Tokyo, Japan, on September 21 – 23, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo located in the heart of the cosmopolitan Roppongi district.

The conference will start on Thursday night with an opening dinner featuring the legendary Midori Goto, one of the most admired violinists of her generation and Distinguished


2015 REDUX: Shanghai Global Conference Featuring Conversation with Disney’s Bob Iger

October 24, 2016 8:00 am

The 2015 USC Global Conference was held October 29-31 in Shanghai, China, at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Drawing a record crowd of more than 700 registered guests, Shanghai was the largest and most successful USC Global Conference in the event’s history.

Those in attendance gleaned insight into “Innovations for a Rapidly Changing World” from leading global executives and academics, including Bob