- China's New Governing Party Paradigm: Political Renewal and the Pursuit of National Rejuvenation
- 01/29/2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
- University Park Campus Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism ASC 204
For the first time since its founding in 1921, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted a new paradigm for its role in China. Abandoning its former identity as a 'revolutionary party', the CCP now regards itself as a 'governing party' committed to meeting the diverse needs of its people and realizing China’s revitalization as a great power. To enhance its ability to realize these aims, the CCP has enacted extensive political and ideological reforms. Central to that effort are changes to how the party develops and oversees strategy and policy. Few studies are available on the CCP's adoption of this new identity and of its political implications. This book remedies that oversight by explaining the historic context, drivers, and meaning of the governing party paradigm. It explains how adoption of this paradigm is transforming the processes through which the CCP develops strategy and policy.
Furthermore, it differs from many other books in that it is the first to derive its analysis primarily from the study of authoritative Chinese sources. The book also provides an extensive array of helpful references, including chronologies, lists of major strategy documents, a glossary, and more. Accurately understanding the CCP's new role as a governing party requires a firm grasp of how China’s leadership formulates, documents, and implements strategies and policies to improve its governance and further the nation’s rejuvenation. This book provides such valuable information in one handy volume.read more
- Rediscovering Pakistan: An Untold Tale
- 01/29/2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
- Off Campus Pasadena Public Library 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, California 91101
9 motorcycle riders from across the oceans came to Pakistan to explore the beautiful northern areas of Pakistan with Moin Khan. Starting from Islamabad they made their way up towards the China-Pakistan Border. They had a film crew with them to capture the spirit of this adventure. Join us for a viewing of the short documentary, followed by a discussion with Moin Khan, moderated by Nafeesa Andrabi, Pakistan trekker herself.read more
Sponsored by Pakistan Arts Council of the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
Doors will open at 5:30 and refreshments will be served.
- USC Pacific Asia Museum: 5th Annual Lunar New Year Festival
- 01/31/2015 11:00am - 5:30pm
- Off Campus USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101
11 am Lion dance
11:30 am-12:30 pm Guangdong delegation performance (songs and dances, puppet show, acrobatics, magic show, martial arts, opera)
12:30-1:30 pm Break
1:30-2 pm Vietnamese dances
2-3 pm Guangdong delegation performance (songs and dances, acrobatics, opera)
3-4 pm Break
4-4:30 pm Korean dances and drumming
4:30-5 pm Taekwondo
Artisans from Guangdong was demonstrate the making of folk arts items including ceramics and pottery, lanterns, clay sculpture, miniature sculpture and embroidery.
Crafts & Activities:
Year of the Sheep group activity, sheep craft, lantern making, firecracker making, calligraphy workshop, etc.
Plus, zodiac animal book program with author Oliver Chin, and public tours of the museum.
Admission is free and open to the public and coincides with MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL day, joining two dozen museums across Southern California to offer free admission.
- Bending the Arc to Health Equity: Social Justice & the People’s Health
- 02/02/2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
- Health Sciences Campus Soto Street Building SSB 115/116 Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Health Sciences Campus - 2001 N. Soto St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
The essence of public health is the prevention of preventable suffering and the creation and promotion of a world in which all can truly thrive. Hence, by definition, public health must be dedicated to the prevention of health inequities—unjust and preventable inequities in rates of disease and death across societal groups. In this talk, Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, will frame health inequities in their current and historical context, and, drawing on the ecosocial theory of disease distribution, articulate why we would do well to conceptualize health inequities as embodied history. She will discuss empirical examples which link history, place and health inequities pertaining to the historical contingency of health inequities in the U.S. in relation to the following: premature mortality, non-smoking mortality and medically preventable mortality; Jim Crow and infant death; abortion and infant death; and the spatial patterning of health inequities.
This event is co-sponsored by the USC Institute for Global Health, Program on Global Health & Human Rights and Department of Preventive Medicine.
Lunch will be provided.read more
- First Wave Panel Discussion
- 02/07/2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Off Campus USC Pacific Asia Museum Auditorium 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101
- The discussion will focus on the first comprehensive exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in the United States, originally shown at USC Pacific Asia Museum in 1987 and 1991, and now part of the current exhibition The First Wave: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Paintingsin the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection.
- HUGO SLIM: 'Humanitarian Action in the Syrian Crisis: Obstacles and Innovations'
- 02/11/2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
- University Park Campus Mark Taper Hall of Humanities THH TBA
- Dr. Hugo Slim is the University of Oxford Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations. From 1983-1994, he worked as a frontline humanitarian worker for Save the Children UK and the United Nations in Morocco, Sudan and Ethiopia, the Palestinian Territories and Bangladesh. He is currently leading research on humanitarian ethics that will deliver the first major practical text on humanitarian ethics in war and disaster and will develop new standards of care and accountability in humanitarian organizations. Dr. Slim is the lead instructor for the Levan Institute-Oxford Workshops in Human Rights.Organizing Sponsor: USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics
Co-sponsors: USC Spectrum, International Human Rights Clinic, USC Gould School of Law, USC Program Board Speakers Committee, and Levan Institute Undergraduate Fellows
- Branding Russia: What Works and What Doesn't
- 02/18/2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- University Park Campus USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism ASC 207
As relations with the West grow tenser, the task of branding Russia becomes harder. Does Moscow agree with this? What are the challenges that Russia faces when one talks about Nation Branding? What are Russia's success stories and failures? What strategies Russia should choose to permanently place it's brand on the world agenda, and should it? Join Olga Ivanova from Russia Direct as she discusses what leaders in Moscow are striving for with "Branding Russia."read more
- Befriending the Enemy: Evaluating the Lasting Impact of Cross-Cultural Exchanges
- 02/27/2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- University Park Campus USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism ASC 207
For four years, researchers Juliana Schroeder and Jane Risen (University of Chicago) studied Seeds of Peace, a summer camp for teenagers from areas of conflict.
Seeds of Peace is a program that every year brings together several hundred teenagers from conflict regions such as Israel and the Palestinian territories for a three week summer camp in Maine. The teenagers sleep, eat and play games together, and engage in daily sessions to talk about the conflict between their groups and their own experiences with it.
In this talk, Schroeder will discuss her study, and consider what is essential for Seeds of Peace and similar programs to succeed in aiding conflict resolution.
This event is free and open to the public, however, you must register in advance. Refreshments will be served.read more
- Michael Tilson Thomas at 70: The London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang
- 03/24/2015 6:30pm - 11:30pm
- Off Campus Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link above beginning Tuesday, February 24, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 5:45 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 6:30 p.m. and return to campus at 11:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.read more
The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang. Born in Los Angeles, conductor, pianist and composer Michael Tilson Thomas forged his artistry at USC, Monday Evening Concerts and the Ojai Festival. He shot to international fame in 1969 as assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony, and over his career has been a principal conductor of major symphonies around the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra. He was also music director of the San Francisco Symphony. Recently appointed as the Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC, Thomas returns to his hometown of Los Angeles for an unforgettable evening featuring the music of George Gershwin alongside Thomas’s original compositions performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Powerhouse pianist Yuja Wang will add sparks to an already electric concert.
Photo: Bill Swerbenski
- Indigenous and Decolonial Practices and Imaginaries Symposium
- 04/06/2015 all day
- Off Campus The Huntington Library 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Call for Papers: Indigenous and Decolonial Practices and Imaginaries Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez
The Indigeneity and Decolonial Research Cluster at the University of Southern California invites papers and panels which center indigeneity, utilize decolonial methods, challenge settler colonialism, and develop our engagements with how people, communities, and states respond to historical and contemporary structures of power. While we hope to emphasize research on decolonial practice in the U.S. West and the Pacific world, we also want to think through indigeneity and decoloniality in hemispheric and global terms. As such, we are open to any geographic area of concern. One of the primary goals for this symposium is to build a network of local southern California scholars whose research emphasizes the themes highlighted below:
● settler colonialism
● state violence
● decolonial feminism
● island epistemologies
● hemispheric and global indigeneities
● decolonizing the borderlands
● queering religion and spirituality
● environmental justice
● social movements
● sovereignty and land rights
● gender and sexuality
● disability studies
● arts, culture, and media
In order to be considered as a presenter, please include name, university affiliation, contact information, and a 300-500 word abstract.
Please send submissions to IDRCsymposium2015@gmail.com by February 1, 2015.read more
Note: Notifications will be sent on February 15, 2015.
- Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference
- 04/13/2015 - 04/14/2015 all day
- Off Campus Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
APBO is for business leaders and executives looking for trade and investment opportunities in the Asia/Pacific markets. APBO is particularly beneficial for small- and medium-sized manufacturers and service providers targeting Asian export markets.read more
- Graduate Lecture Series: Lucia Sanroman
- 04/22/2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- University Park Campus Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT) IFT
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S Flower at 30th Street
Los Angeles CA 90007
Lucía Sanromán is an independent curator and writer who lives between Mexico City and San Diego, CA. Her current focus lies in investigating aesthetics in relation to efficacy and public practice. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Recent projects include Proyecto Coyote for Encuentro Internacional de Medellin 2011 (MDE11), and Anomalia for the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego (2012). She was a lecturer in the contemporary art symposium SITAC: estar-los-unos-con-los-otros in 2013. Sanromán has been awarded the 2012 Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship for Citizen Culture: Art and Architecture Shape Policy, an exhibition and research project organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art for September 2014. She will co-curate, with Candice Hopkins, the next edition of SITE Santa Fe’s signature Biennial SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes (July 2014), and is currently organizing the retrospective exhibition inSite: Cuatro ensayos de lo público sobre otro scenario for La Tallera, in Mexico (April 2014).
Free and open to all.read more