$1 Million Gift Creates Institute for East Asian Studies


Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg have made a $1 million gift to the University for the creation of an Institute for East Asian Studies.

By 2010, China and Japan will rank as the world’s second and third largest economies. The Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies will serve as the University’s lead platform for analyzing important major trends in East Asian culture, history, economics, and geopolitical alliances and initiatives.

The Institute will promote exchanges among scholars, business leaders, analysts, faculty, and students through a series of two to three seminars addressing vital topics in the field.

The first of these seminars, "Competing in Beijing: China and the 2008 Olympics," will take place Tuesday, April 8. It will be an intensive conversation about the risks, challenges, and opportunities presented to China and the world on the eve of this historic moment.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at The State Room, 60 State St., Boston.

For questions and to register, please contact Andrea Kerr at 617-573-8451. Walk-ins are welcome.

Rosenberg is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of America and a 1952 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Seminar participants include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Robyn Meredith, Senior Editor, Asia, Forbes
  • Anders Bengtsson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Sawyer Business School
  • Michéle B. Corash, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • George Koo, Director, Chinese Services Group, Deloitte & Touche
  • Sandy Posa, former Senior Vice President of New Products, The Gillette Company

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