2004-2005 Archives for the Ohlone College World Forum

China, U.S. and the Changing Global Economy

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2005
  • 12:00pm (noon)
  • Ohlone College, Epler Gymnasium (Building 9) (Fremont Campus Map)

In light of Ohlone's recent educational and cultural exchange with the University of Taizhou in China, we will examine China's impact on the world market, and how it affects the U S and the Bay Area.

For more information, please call (510) 659-6207.

Download the World Forum: China, U.S. and the Changing Global Economy flyer (PDF, 8.1 MB).

Speaker Biographies

Kenneth Fong.Dr. Kenneth Fong is a Venture Capitalist, investing in and developing Biotech companies. He is Chairman of KENSON Ventures, LLC with 20 biotechnology companies in its investment portfolio. Dr. Fong was the founder and CEO of CLONTECH, which develops and markets Molecular Biology products to academic and pharmaceutical laboratories in the U.S. and Asia.

Nancy Mangold.Dr. Nancy Mangold is the China America Business and Education Center Director at CSU East Bay and was a frequent speaker at the Bay Area World Trade Center. She has 10 years of experience in teaching financial statement analysis and strategic cost management in the MBA program. Dr. Mangold has lectured in several cities in China, has organized many U.S. business, university and government programs with China, and is a consultant to many U.S. firms on doing business in China.

Afghanistan, Iraq & the U.S., War on Terror

Graphic: Countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, and United States (not to scale).The first World Forum is on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 12:00pm (noon) in the Epler Gymnasium. Discussion will include perspectives on Afghanistan, Iraq and the United States in the context of trends and issues of global governance. Members of the Ohlone College Speech and Forensics team will participate with Dr. Stephen Zunes in a question and answer session. Dr. Zunes is a Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of San Francisco and author of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism.

Download the Afghanistan, Iraq & the U.S., War on Terror flyer (PDF, 1.5 MB).

Pathfinder: Afghanistan, Iraq & the U.S. War on Terror: This Pathfinder, compiled by Ohlone College Librarians with assistance from World Forum guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Zunes, is provided as a guide to further exploration at the campus library, local public libraries, and online. Librarians welcome questions and are available to help.

Speaker Biography: Professor Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco, Department of Politics

Stephen Zunes.Dr. Zunes received his B.A. from Oberlin College, his M.A. from Temple University and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Zunes serves as Middle East editor for the Foreign Policy in Focus Project and was the senior policy analyst during his 2001-2002 sabbatical year. He also serves as associate editor of Peace Review and as a research associate at the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Zunes has presented numerous lectures and conference papers in the U.S. and over a dozen foreign countries. He is active in several professional organizations, including the governing council of the International Peace Research Association. He has traveled frequently to the Middle East and other conflict regions and has served as a political analyst for NPR and Pacifica Radio, the BBC and MSNBC, and has appeared as well on numerous television and radio talk shows. He has published scores of articles in academic journals, anthologies, magazines, and newspaper op-ed pages on topics such as U.S. foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics, Latin American politics, social movements and nonviolent action.

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