Upcoming Events

Friday, September 19

Panel Discussion -- China's Entrepreneurs
Mr. Zhao Bin, Chairman, Xi'an Kitamura Machine Works Co. Ltd., and Ms. Megan Xi, Associate Chief Executive Officer, Optsensor Opto-electronic Technology Co. Ltd
1:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Asian Studies Center, International Business Center
Launch Pitt, Society for International Business

Over the past decade China’s rapid economic growth and diversification has powered that country’s economy past a stage of primary industrialization into a new era of creativity and manufacturing. The country’s entrepreneurs are playing a leading role in developing businesses, seeking new markets, and creating products. Please join us in a discussion of China’s new entrepreneurs and how their business decisions are changing the global economy.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, September 25

Lecture -- Design Thinking: Japanese Style
Bob Tobin
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
4130 Posvar
Asian Studies Center, International Business Center
Jacqueline Saslawsku

What are the elements of Japanese aesthetics and design?
How is the Japanese approach to creativity different from the American approach? How can you apply these principles to your daily life?

Dr. Robert "Bob" Tobin, emeritus professor from the Faculty of Business and Commerce at Keio University in Japan, and former director of the Program on Creativity and Change will be speaking on the Japanese approach to creativity and design. Dr. Tobin has over 20 years of experience in organizational consulting and training with global business leaders. His presentation style is strongly focused on audience participation and designed to help participants change their world view and spark their creativity.

Dr. Tobin’s book "What Do You Want to Create Today - Build the Life You Want at Work" will be available for purchase and for signing.

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