University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Schedule

Thursday, May 23

2:00 pm

Conference Registration Opens (Ballroom Foyer)

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception (Ballroom Foyer)

7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Welcome Dinner (Ballroom I & II)

 

Opening Celebration and Welcome Remarks

Anthony Bailey, USC Vice Provost for Global Initiatives

Elizabeth Garrett, USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

Dinner Program

C. L. Max Nikias, USC President

Citation for Former Prime Minister Young Hoon Kang

Evening performances by USC Thornton Duo and Jungjin Samulnori, Jinjo Crew B-Boys

 

Friday, May 24

7:30 am

Registration Opens (Ballroom Foyer)

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Lobby)

8:45 am

Welcome: C. L. Max Nikias, USC President (Ballroom I & II)

9:30 am

Keynote Address: The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California and Governor Downey Professor of State and Global Policy at USC (Ballroom I & II)

10:00 am

Globalization of Entertainment Panel (Ballroom I & II)

Moderator: Elizabeth M. Daley
Panelists: Joo-ick Lee, Michael Peyser, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Panel Information

10:45 am

Morning Break

11:15 am
Track 1

Risks and Rewards: Competition, Resources, the Environment and the Political Future of the Western Pacific (Ballroom III)

Moderator: David Kang
Panelists: Jim Haw, Sung-han Kim, David Lynch

Panel Information

Track 2

Big Data—What It Is and Why It Matters (Regency Room)

Moderator: John O’Brien
Panelists: Carl Kesselman, Yan Liu, Cyrus Shahabi, Jing Shyr

Panel Information

12:30 pm

Lunch Break (Ballroom I & II)

Bridging Partition – Cross-Border Cooperation and the Lessons of the Irish Peace Process

Speaker: Irish Ambassador to Korea, Eamonn Mckee

1:45 pm
Track 1

The Longevity Challenge: Strategies for Successful Aging and their Impact on Asia’s Future (Ballroom III)

Moderator: Pinchas Cohen
Panelists: Valter Longo, Mara Mather, Sang Chul Park

Panel Information

Track 2

Ars Futura: The Art and Design of Our Digital Futures (Regency Room)

Moderator: Scott Fisher
Panelists: Adrian David Cheok, Dooeun Choi, Alex McDowell

Panel Information

3:00 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm
Track 1

The Business of Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Educators (Ballroom III)

Moderator: Adlai Wertman
Panelists: Karen Symms Gallagher, Dean Kline, Doug Lynch

Panel Information

Track 2

Global Bioscience Research: Stem Cells, Emerging Pathogens and Beyond (Regency Room)

Moderator: Carmen Puliafito
Panelists: Jae Jung, Andrew McMahon

Panel Information

 

Saturday, May 25

8:00 am

Registration Opens (Ballroom Foyer)

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)

9:30 am
Track 1

Korea Rising: Lessons from a Peaceful yet Radical Transformation in Governance (Ballroom III)

Moderator: Jack Knott
Panelists: Eric Heikkila, Yong-duck Jung, Wei Wu

Panel Information

Track 2

The Future of Business: Tech Trends You Need to Know (Regency Room)

Moderator: James G. Ellis
Panelists: Lucy Hood, Alex Lee, Junekyu Park

Panel Information

10:45 am

Morning Break

11:15 am
Track 1

The Future of Disability in China, South Korea and the United States (Ballroom III)

Moderator: William A. Vega
Panelists: Meng Liu, Donald Lloyd, In Han Song

Panel Information

Track 2

Seoul as the Paradigm of the Post-Industrial City (Regency Room)

Moderator: Alice Kimm
Panelists: Jae-eun Jeong, Young-min Koo, Eui-Sung Yi

Panel Information

12:30 pm

Buffet Lunch (Ballroom I & II)

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Track 1

Pop Goes Korea: Exploring the Worldwide Phenomenon of Korean Pop Culture (Ballroom III)

Moderator: David Kang
Panelists: Bernie Cho, Youngmin Choe, Kahi Park

Panel Information

Track 2

Beyond the Classroom: A Special Session on USC Innovations in Online Education (Regency Room)

Moderator: Elizabeth Garrett
Panelists: Karen Symms Gallagher, Yannis Yortsos

Panel Information

6:30 pm

Gala Reception (Lobby Lounge)

7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Gala Dinner (Ballroom I & II)

 

Welcome Remarks

Elizabeth Garrett, USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Y.H. Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, USC Trustee

Theresa Rah, Master of Ceremonies

 

Dinner Program

C. L. Max Nikias, USC President

Evening performance by Little Angels


NOTE: Schedule and speakers are subject to change without notice.

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