Friday, February 28 at 8:30am to 5:00pm
USC Wallis Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, ANN Auditorium
Japan has been perennially ranked as one of the strongest soft-power nations in the world. On Friday, February 28, CPD will convene a conference to examine Japan on the global stage with a focus on culture and innovation as drivers of a nation’s soft power. This conference will bring together leading scholars, practitioners, innovators, and cultural thought leaders to explore Japanese culture and its global influence. This program is in cooperation with the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles.
SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Introduction and Welcome, Jay Wang, Director, USC Center on Public Diplomacy
Welcome remarks, Barry Sanders, CPD Advisory Board Chair
Global Attitudes and the Image of Japan, Jacob Poushter, Associate Director, Global Attitudes Research, Pew Research Center
“On Beauty”, Gil Garcetti, photographer; former District Attorney for Los Angeles County
Panel #1 | A Cultural Japan
Panel #2 | Tokyo Olympics and Soft Power
Panel #3 | High-Tech Japan: The Future of Innovation Towards Social Good
Networking reception will follow immediately after the program.
Refreshments will be served during the day.
On-campus parking is available for $14 per car. Click here for parking structure locations.