CASB 2005 New York Conference on May 6, 2005


Friday, May 6, 2005


8:00AM to 4:00PM


Vertical Campus, Baruch College, CUNY
East 25th Street, New York


"Globalization" is praised, attacked, regarded as a force of nature. How does it affect Asian American businesses, workers, students and immigrants?

Will Asian American small and medium-sized businesses, through “global entrepreneurship,” now be able to share the prosperity offered by a free-trading global market where their countries of origin are booming?

Will the need to create new American jobs stimulate the education system in new skills development and innovative training programs?

Or will the challenges of “off-shoring” and “out-sourcing” overshadow the opportunities for economic development?

The conference will bring together leaders from government, business, academia, and local Asian American communities to debate ways to address the multidimensional issues involved in “global entrepreneurship.

How does international trade between U.S. and Asia affect the economic development of Asian American communities?

What are the U.S. government policies on trade, immigration, small business development, etc., that affect economic development for Asia and the U.S.?

How can Asian Americans take advantage of or influence those policies?

How can Asian American students position themselves to both understand and take advantage of the globalized economy?

How does the American public view economic development in Asia and the U.S., and how in turn do Asian governments regard the new, unsettled American public opinion?

How can the U.S. education and training systems handle the challenges posed by the emerging Asian countries?

Is it a game with winners and losers, or can there be win-win scenarios?

Conference Co-Sponsors

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Chinese Association for Science and Business

Committee of 100

Weissman Center for International Business - Baruch College, CUNY

Conference Chairperson: Betty Lee Sung, Chair, Asian American / Asian Research Institute, CUNY

Conference Co-Chairperson:

Betty Wu, Chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders

Daxi Li, Chair, Chinese Association For Science and Business
Terrance Martell, Director, Weisman Center for International Business - Baruch College, CUNY
S. Alice Mong, Executive Director, Committee of 100

Conference Committee Members:

Ngee-Pong Chang, Loretta Chin, Frank Kehl, James Lap, Keming Liu, Donald Menzi, Pyong Gap Min, Parmatma Saran, Brian Schwartz, Lene Skou, Thomas Tam, Angelica O. Tang.

Conference Coordinator: Thomas Tam

Contact Info

Tel: 212-869-0182
Fax: 212-869-0181

Invited Keynote Speakers

Cheng Siwei, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York

Elain Chao, US Secretary of Labor

John H. Gibbons, Assistant to the US President for Science and Technology, 1993-1998

Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor of CUNY

Betty Wu, Betty Wu, Chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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