President Nikias Honors Ming Hsieh at Closing Gala

October 31, 2015 5:00 pm

The 2015 USC Global Conference drew to a close in Shanghai tonight with the Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. President C. L. Max Nikias honored USC Trustee Ming Hsieh for his role as co-chair of the event and for his overall contribution to the university.

USC Trustee Ming Hsieh

“Through the power of his impressive


China’s Emerging Film Industry Making Progress

China’s film industry has come a long way in the last 10 years, but it takes a long time to cultivate an ecosystem. That was the consensus in a panel on the resurgence of China’s film and media industry at the 2015 USC Global Conference in Shanghai.

“China is a very young market. The movie ecosystem is not as well established,”


Nanjing Survivor Stories Take Center Stage at USC Global Conference

October 30, 2015 4:00 pm

When Zhi Qiang Chang was nine years old, he watched as Japanese soldiers killed his mother, father and four of his siblings. He was able to save his 12-year-old sister, but he has carried the personal toll of that experience his entire life.

Chang participated in a panel at the USC Global Conference about the importance of capturing survivors’ stories. Leading


A Conversation with Bob Iger

According to Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, innovation extends beyond the “how” and “what.” “Where” is also an essential part of the equation. And right now, China is where it’s at.

“It’s not just large, but very dynamic,” said Iger at the 2015 USC Global Conference in Shanghai, China. “Fortune 500 companies today are


USC Global Conference 2015 Opens in Shanghai

October 29, 2015 9:20 am

The 2015 USC Global Conference opened at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai tonight with a record attendance of more than 700 registered attendees at the welcome dinner to start the event. Guests were treated to special performances by local artists and USC students.

The conference runs through Saturday, Oct. 31, and features presentations and discussions among USC researchers, Chinese business leaders


SOLD OUT: USC Global Conference 2015 in Shanghai, China

October 15, 2015 2:25 am

This year’s USC Global Conference – to be held at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel from Oct. 29-31 – has officially sold out. Registration is now closed as the university prepares to welcome more than 600 registered guests for the biennial conference. In addition to panels and presentations from USC’s leading academics and their peers, the conference will include a


NBCUniversal’s Ron Meyer Explores Storytelling with Nanjing Massacre Survivor and Historians

September 25, 2015 3:34 pm

The power of a survivor’s firsthand story delivers an impact that can rarely be equaled by third-party retelling. The magic of the digital generation allows us to share those stories more broadly and demonstrate that stories of the past have the power to shape our collective action in the present.

At the USC Global Conference in Shanghai, Dr. Stephen Smith, executive


Entertainment Execs Enhance Global Conference Agenda

August 3, 2015 10:41 am

The 2015 USC Global Conference will include significant participation by entertainment executives from the United States and China representing every facet of the industry, including Bob Iger, Jerry Ye, David Hutkin, Ron Meyer, Ruigang Li and David U. Lee.


Dong Qing to Emcee Gala Dinner

June 24, 2015 10:21 am

Dong Qing, one of the most widely recognized TV presenters in China, will preside as Master of Ceremonies for the closing Gala Dinner at USC’s Global Conference 2015. An award-winning TV personality, she has hosted the CCTV Spring Festival Gala – a Chinese New Year special with more than 700 million viewers – for 11 straight years. The Gala enjoys


Disney’s Robert Iger Featured At USC Global Conference in Shanghai

February 13, 2015 9:00 am

Robert Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company, will be featured at the 2015 USC Global Conference in a conversation with Willow Bay, the Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.  He brings a unique global perspective to the fields of entertainment, business and technology as the steward of the world’s largest media company