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AI and the Future of Society Conference
April 27, 2018 | Register and April 28, 2018 | Register
JFIT is holding a two-day conference of its new research program on Digitalization Disruption and the Future of Society. Our goal is to analyze the ongoing changes associated with AI, IOT, industry 4.0 and society 5.0, with a focus on the social science perspective and the global comparison. 

China's Crisis of Success
April 30, 2018 | Register
In China's rise to superpower status, William Overholt, senior fellow at Harvard University, argues that continued success requires the reinvention of its economy and politics. Overholt shows in his new book that China has reached a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth and explores critical social issues of economic transition, notably inequality, corruption, environmental degradation and globalization.

A Conversation with Secretary Guajardo - NAFTA 2.0: Are We There Yet?
May 1, 2018 | Register
After seven rounds of NAFTA negotiations over the past eight months, the U.S., Mexico and Canada appear close to reaching a deal. Please join the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies for a conversation with Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, who is spearheading the NAFTA negotiations on behalf of Mexico. Secretary Guajardo will discuss the current state of negotiations, as well as the implications of a renegotiated NAFTA for the bilateral relationship.

Continuity and Change in U.S. Nuclear Policy from the Cold War to Trump
May 7, 2018 | Register
Join us as Dr. Brad Roberts, director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discusses how the 2018 NPR reflects both continuity and change.

The Future of Digital Health
May 9, 2018 | Register
Global President of Nokia Technologies and Pacific Leadership Fellow Gregory Lee will discuss the business opportunities and challenges for healthcare and related technologies. How do we bring the doctor’s office into the home? The digital disruption may soon make this possible. Digital health promises faster diagnosis, improved monitoring, higher rates of adherence, better preventative care, and overall higher efficacy and lower costs in healthcare. But how will we get there, and what will it take to make the system safe and sound? 

How Chinese Judges Think
May 15, 2018 | Register
Drawing from original fieldwork and interviews, this talk by UC San Diego Professor Kwai Ng offers a look at the decision-making process of judges in China. Do Chinese judges follow the law and the law only? What other factors influence the judges?

Monitoring Nuclear Agreements with Iran and North Korea
May 21, 2018 | Register
Join us as John Lauder discusses these lessons from the perspective of an intelligence officer and current advisor on monitoring measures. Lauder will introduce key factors behind prior successes that are relevant to Iran and North Korea.

Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China
May 24, 2018 | Register
Julian Gewirtz, a Rhodes Scholar and doctorate candidate in history at the University of Oxford, will describe how Chinese officials and intellectuals looked beyond their country’s borders for economic guidance during the transformational decade of the 1980s. This presentation is based on his book “Unlikely Partners”.

Emulation: A Korean Model of Economic Development
May 24, 2018 | Register
In this presentation, Myung-koo Kang at Baruch College will address how South Korea has achieved rapid economic success by looking into the rise of U.S. trained technocrats and scholars in Korea’s economic policymaking.

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