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The Pandemic, U.S.-China Tensions and Redesigning the Global Supply Chain

September 23, 2020

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China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

September 23, 2020

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The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

April 1, 2020

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Shadow Banking and State Finances in China

April 1, 2020

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The New Economy Conference: Navigating Chinese Investment, Trade, and Technology

April 1, 2020

Please note the event time has been changed to 10:30AM (PT) to 12:00PM (PT).   This is a virtual event.

Japan in the Bay Area: From Competition to Collaboration

February 26, 2019

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute and the Walter H.

HOW DOES VENTURE CAPITAL WORK AND HOW DO JAPANESE CORPORATIONS LEVERAGE VENTURE CAPITAL?

February 13, 2019

Since its establishment, DNX Ventures (formerly Draper Nexus Ventures) has acted as a bridge between growing Silicon Valley businesses and large Japanese firms.

Innovative Japanese Companies Harnessing Silicon Valley - Part 2

December 20, 2018

This is part 2 of a talk presenting how innovative large Japanese companies are harnessing Silicon Valley.

An Insider’s Vantage on 20 years of Japan’s Startup Ecosystem, its Current Challenges, And Attempts to Harness Silicon Valley

November 19, 2018

Hiroaki Yasutake has had a front row seat in the development of Japan’s startup ecosystem for the past 20 years as he joined Rakuten as one of its earliest employees, spending many years at its CTO...

HARNESSING SILICON VALLEY: THE STRATEGIES, STRUCTURES, AND ACTIVITIES OF INNOVATIVE LARGE JAPANESE FIRMS IN SILICON VALLEY

September 11, 2018

Large Japanese firms have a long history of having offices in Silicon Valley, mostly starting in the 1980s and 1990s in the heyday of semiconductors, early computing, software, and communications...

The AIIB After Two Years

March 22, 2018

For directions to the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, please click here.The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commenced operations on January 16, 2016.

Towards a New Japan: Connecting Japan’s Biggest Challenges with Global Technology Solutions

March 14, 2018

As the Tokyo-based co-founder and managing partner of global VC fund Fresco Capital, Allison Baum is frequently asked “Why are you in Japan?”  Indeed, with a global network of corporate partners,...

Taiwanese investment in China vis-a-vis the Chinese investment in Taiwan

March 12, 2018

Cross-Strait economic activities are no longer one-dimensional.

Harnessing Silicon Valley: Corporate and Government Funded Accelerator Programs in Silicon Valley -- Implications for Japan 

December 5, 2017

GSVlabs is a startup and corporate innovation accelerator located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Redwood City.

Patterns of Innovation in Asia: Large Companies Harnessing the Power of Small Firm Innovation

October 10, 2017

*/ We have reached venue capacity.  RSVPs are no longer being accepted.In China, Japan, and Korea, large companies have historically played predominant roles in their economies.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Why Japan (Still) Matters for Global Competition

August 31, 2017

Through the 1980s, Japan was significant in global competition largely by shaping global technological trajectories, transforming major global industries, and contributing to fundamental...

Silicon Valley Does it Repeatedly: From Fairchild to Uber and Beyond

March 8, 2017

Martin Kenney is a Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis; a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International...

The Future of Multi-National Corporate Taxation in the European Union – Impact of On-Going EU State Aid Investigations

September 29, 2016

According to the OECD, corporate taxation has steadily fallen since 1994 and today represents around 8.5 per cent of all taxes raised by governments across the globe.

Taiwan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Re-appraisal

April 22, 2016

This half-day symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in...

Understanding Investors and Preferred Stock Financings in Silicon Valley

February 24, 2016

Joseph Z. Perkins, a partner in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises emerging companies and venture capital firms. Mr.

The Sunflower Movement and the Future of Taiwan's Political Culture

October 13, 2015

Abstract Based on first-hand participant-observation, this talk will examine the culture, politics, and spatiality of the Sunflower Movement.

LAD Course: University of Cape Town, April 2015

April 20, 2015

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of Stanford University,...

The Politics of Polarization: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

October 17, 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

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Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
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