Inaugural Meeting of The University of California U.S.-China Business & Law Faculty Network

April 15, 2011

Thirty professionals, faculty, and graduate students attended a one-day conference on research regarding the U.S.-China commerical relationship, held at the UC Irvine campus, Beckman Center. Business and law school faculty members from UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Hastings Law School discussed and identified key topics for future research.

The conference was sponsored by the John S. & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law at UC Irvine. The Long family donated $2.5 million (and promised to match another $2.5 million) to start the Institute. A portion of the funds is dedicated to supporting faculty research. We will be calling for proposals from all UC business and law school ladder faculty later in the Spring for awards on July 1.

The primary purpose of the conference was to develop a comprehensive agenda for the study of the U.S.-China commercial relationship including its causes and consequences.  Additional purposes of the conference were to foster a network of scholars within the UC system interested in such topics and, of course, to introduce the Long Institute.

An introduction to the conference was made by John Long, and attendees included Alan Chu, leader of the PricewaterhouseCoopers China Business Services division, and Mark Lam, CEO of Live365.com Internet Radio, the world's largest internet radio network.

To view images of the conference, please click here.