explores region's connection
to world economy
California State University, Sacramento's unique position as California's Capital
University with an interdisciplinary approach to worldwide economic issues, the
University will host the Global Business Education Symposium all day on Tuesday,
Feb. 11, in the University Union.
"We're looking at this as a cooperative
effort to bring important elements together on our campus," said Mike Lee,
chair of the management department and one of the organizers of the day-long symposium,
which is cosponsored by the office of Global Education.
With the theme
of "Government in the Global Economy," the event will feature Lon Hatamiya,
secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, as its keynote
speaker, along with a provocative panel discussion by regional trade officials
and government representatives on "California's Economy in the Global Market
Place: Is Government Doing the Right Things?" The symposium also offers seven
professor-led afternoon workshops and targets educators, students, businesspeople
and policymakers-anyone with an interest in the Sacramento region's connection
to the global economy.
"We are the Capital University, we have access
to the state government and the agencies important in promoting international
trade," Lee said. "This event will bring us closer to those players
and will allow the University to showcase its expertise as well as bring those
state resources onto campus."
The panel on government's role in
global trade will be moderated by Lee and includes Barbara Hayes, executive director
of Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO); Brooks D. Ohlson,
executive director, Northern California World Trade Center; and Keith Bovetti
and Patricia Garamendi, assistant secretaries in the international trade and investment
division, California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency.
Global Business Education Symposium is free and open to the public. Full information
about it, including a schedule of events, descriptions of each workshop and registration,
is available online at www.csus.edu/mgmt/gbes.
Registration is required-and early registration is encouraged-but attendees may
register the day of the event. For more information and registration, contact
Ken Chinen, professor of international business, at (916) 278-6882 or at email@example.com.
Media assistance is available by calling the CSUS public affairs office at (916)
Divide in Our Own Backyard: The Role of the State Government" led by human
resources management professor Laura Riolli and management information science
professor Leonardo Legorreta.
on Southeast Asia as Part of a Global Business Education Initiative" led
by economics professor emeritus Robert Curry.
and Competitiveness: Assessing the Greater Sacramento Area from a Global Perspective"
led by strategic management professors Stanley Han and Seung Bai Bach.
Japanese Consumers 'Allergic' to U.S. Rice?" led by international business
professor Ken Chinen.
Role of Synchronous (Streaming Video) Education/Training/Communication in Developing
and Maintaining California's International Commerce" led by accountancy professor
Financial System and Trade" led by finance professor Peter Sharp and government
professor Buzz Fozouni.
and the Legislature: Prospects and Possibilities for the 2003-04 Legislative Session"
led by Tim Hodson, professor and director of the Center for California Studies.