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May 6
sia and America: Emerging Opportunities
A Public Symposium

What does the phenomenal economic expansion of Asia mean to people in the United States? What can Asia offer the adventurous entrepreneur, the soul-searching individual, the curious traveler? What are the career and business opportunities that China, Japan, Korea, and India offer to students of Stony Brook University, and to the Long Island communities? Officials from the New York diplomatic communities of China, Japan, Korea, and India present the cultural and economic potential and possibilities of these powerful countries. They will also elaborate on the ways in which their countries, their people, and their cultures have contributed to life in the United States.

The presentations, moderated by Yacov Shamash, SB's Vice President of Economic Development, will be followed by an open forum and a reception. A special performance by the Nippon Club Women’s Chorus, presenting a colorful repertoire of songs from Asia, opens the symposium.

Sponsored by The Charles B. Wang Center, Department of Asian American Studies, Japan Center at Stony Brook University, Center for India Studies, Korea Studies Program, and China Studies Program.
Thursday, May 6, 1:30 p.m., Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. Free to all.


1:30 p.m. Symposium begins

Welcome by Sunita S. Mukhi, Director, Charles B. Wang Center
Opening Address by Shirley Strum Kenny, President, Stony Brook University
Introductory Remarks by S.N. Sridhar, Chair, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

1:45 p.m. Performance by Nippon Club Women’s Chorus

2:15 p.m. Preamble by Moderator Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President of Economic Development, Stony Brook University

2:30 p.m. Dr. Huang Huikang, Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China

3:00 p.m. Consul General Pramathesh Rath, India

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Ambassador Hiroyasu Ando, Japan

4:15 p.m. Mr. Yangwoo Park, Deputy Consul General and Director of Korean Cultural Service, Korea

4:45 p.m. Open Forum facilitated by Dr. Yacov Shamash

5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks by Dr. Yacov Shamash

5:30 p.m. Reception