Brief: Asia to be focus of two-day conference

The Fourth Annual Summer Program on International Affairs, "Asia: Preparing
for the Pacific Century,"  will be held June 23 and 24 at the Levis Faculty
Center. It is open to the public.

The keynote speaker is Robert A. Scalapino, Robson Research Professor
Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley, who will speak on "Asia: In
Search of a New Identity." Another featured speaker will be Ki Moon Ban,
deputy chief of mission of the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C.

A panel discussing "How Asians and Westerners View Each Other" will include
Kevin Doak, UI professor of modern Japanese history, and Yu Shen, UI
graduate student in history. Another panel discussion, "The  Challenge From
Asia," will feature comments of Peter Schran, professor of economics and
director of the CIBER program in the College of Commerce and Business
Administration; Alex Fong, director of the Hong Kong Economics and Trade
Office in New York City; and Ronald Bruce St. John, Caterpillar Inc.  in
Peoria.

The conference also will include workshops for teachers, business leaders
and community world affairs organization leaders.

A special feature of the summer conferences is an evening of food and
culture from the topic area. This year's Thursday banquet will include
delicacies from China, Thailand, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. A group
of Malaysian dancers, led by Zaharia Aminuddin of the Intensive English
Institute, will perform.

The program's sponsors include the International Programs and Studies,
Office of International Agriculture and the  Center for East Asian and
Pacific Studies.

Registration information is available by contacting Continuing Education
in International Affairs at 333-1465.


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