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Human Autonomy in the Age of Automation: Envisioning 2045

September 29, 2017

The conference is brought to you by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program's Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and Mistletoe, Inc.This event is at full capacity.

GROW: Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Human Intelligence

September 25, 2017

GROW is an automated solution to evaluate job candidates, developed by Tokyo-based people analytics startup, Institution for a Global Society (IGS).


August 22, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and the Japan Society of Northern California.When the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant experienced a meltdown after...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Chile

May 12, 2017

Chile, being positioned on the Pacific-facing rim of South America, has a natural tendency toward Asia, not only geographically, but also politically, culturally and economically.

Silicon Valley Does it Repeatedly: From Fairchild to Uber and Beyond

March 8, 2017

Martin Kenney is a Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis; a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International...

Is Financial Inclusion only an emerging markets, bottom-of-the-pyramid problem or is it also a challenge for the middle class and in developed countries too? 

November 21, 2016

Over two billion adults in the world (38% of all adults) are unbanked. Several more are underbanked and may have basic accounts but do not have access to credit or insurance services and not ...

Managing Open Innovation: Lessons from Harnessing Silicon Valley

May 9, 2016

For firms around the world, the question of how to harness Silicon Valley's innovation engine is increasingly important.

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Big Data: Lessons from the Field

May 4, 2016

Gaurav Kataria is a Big Data leader at Google who is responsible for driving Production Adoption initiatives across various Google for Work product lines - Gmail, Drive, G+, Hangouts, Google Docs,...

Back to the Source: Yamaha Motor's Challenges on Business Development

March 9, 2016

Hiroshi “Hiro” Saijou is CEO and Managing Director at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley.

Chronicles of the Silicon Valley - Japan Relationship and Lessons Learned: An insider's view of large firms, startup firms, and entrepreneurs since the 1970s

February 4, 2016

Masa ISHII is founder and a Managing Director of AZCA, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in US-Japan corporate development for high technology companies.  To date, AZCA has helped...

Understanding Silicon Valley and Startup Ecosystems: New research and academic classics you should know

December 3, 2015

Kenji Kushida will provide an overview of canonical works of Silicon Valley, including work of Martin Kenney and his classic co-edited volume "Understanding Silicon Valley" and other more recent...

Smart Nation, Silicon Valley Technology and Asia Growth Strategy

December 1, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Technological advances have brought us to a potential tipping point in the...

The IT-Enabled Services Transformation, Cloud Computing, and New Production Paradigms: Implications for Dynamics of Competition in the US and Asia

September 29, 2015

RSVP RequiredRegister to attend at Agenda4:15pm: Doors open4:30pm-5:30pm: Lecture, followed by discussion5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking...

The Japanese Software Industry: What Went Wrong (and Why is it Important?)

January 28, 2015

 The Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan ProjectPublic Forum Series with Networking Speaker: Robert Cole (Bio)Tuesday, January 27, 20155:00 – 5:30 pm Networking5:30pm - 7:00pm LectureCypress...

Stanford-SPF New Channels Dialogue 2015

January 22, 2015

Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue 2015"Innovation: Silicon Valley and Japan" January 22, 2015Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySponsored and...

NHI Reform in Taiwan: Recent Developments

October 14, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center of East Asian Studies, Stanford University Prominent health policy expert—Rachel Lu from Taiwan—will share her view on recent health policy developments in the region,...

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

October 1, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, Stanford University Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Asia's Rise: Thirty Years of Connecting Asia to Stanford

May 2, 2013

Stanford faculty, former visitors, and other special guests will explore Asia's transformation over the past thirty years, developments in U.S.-Asia relations, and the trajectory of Shorenstein...

Child Adoption in Japan and the U.S.: Comparative Historical Analysis

April 23, 2013

Adopting a child, as an alternative to bearing a child, is a widely accepted means of creating a family in America today.

China Goes Global - The Partial Power

April 5, 2013

WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY - PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR A SEAT In China Goes Global, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh delivers the book many have been waiting for—a sweeping account of China's...

The Rule of Mandates: How China Governs Over Law and Democracy

March 15, 2013

In this talk, Mayling Birney presents evidence that China uses a distinctive form of governing, what she calls a “rule of mandates” in contrast to a rule of law.

Mere Straws in the Wind or Genuine Change? Society, Culture and Public Opinion under China's New Leadership

March 14, 2013

Early returns suggest that it may not be business as usual in state-society relations, with the Party-state being compelled to respond to an increasingly discontented and vocal society, and that a...

Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem? Experts on Climate Change in Southeast Asia

March 4, 2013

Officials, scholars, and activists have long believed in improving environmental policy in developing countries by fostering desirable values and practices through networks of experts.