2017 USC Global Conference Draws to a Close in Tokyo

September 23, 2017 8:39 pm

President C. L. Max Nikias thanks attendees and announces Beijing as host city for next Global Conference

TOKYO – The 2017 USC Global Conference drew to a close Saturday night with the Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. President C. L. Max Nikias reflected on the learnings of the conference and shared the destination of the


Japan’s Next Big Global Moment

Japanese Olympic hero discusses opportunities to inspire a new generation

As Japan prepares to host the next Summer Olympics in 2020, it is looking for ways to increase interest in the Olympics among youth around the world, according to Dr. Koji Murofushi, sports director of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizing committee and gold medal winning hammer thrower.

“Some say there is declining


A Conversation with General David H. Petraeus

Gen. (ret.) David H. Petraeus addressed geopolitical turmoil in the Asia Pacific region, as well as current administration policies that affect the area and beyond, in a wide-ranging discussion to open Saturday’s morning plenary at the USC Global Conference in Tokyo.

Petraeus was joined by Yukio Okamoto, a foreign policy expert and former Special Adviser to Prime Minister Hashimoto and Prime


Use of Digital Devices Affects Family Relationships

September 22, 2017 10:05 am

“Advances in digital media and mobile devices are changing the way we engage not only with the world around us, but also with the people who are the closest with us.  These shifts are happening faster and more dramatically than any change in recent history.”

USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay revealed the result of a new study titled The New Normal:


A Conversation with Kazuo Hirai

For Kaz Hirai, the president and CEO of Sony Corporation, the last inch to the consumer is where the greatest opportunity for differentiation exists.

“Everything is in the cloud — music, movies, all kinds of content today. But until we’re able to telepathically send and receive, we’ll need devices to transmit that content that last inch,” said Hirai at the 2017


USC Global Conference 2017 opens in Tokyo

September 21, 2017 8:20 am

University hosts leadership conference focused on ‘Creating the Future’; Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai is featured

TOKYO – The 2017 USC Global Conference opened at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo today with nearly 500 people at the welcome dinner to kick off the three-day event. Guests were treated to a special performance by legendary violinist Midori Goto, Distinguished Professor at the USC Thornton


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.”