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Eric J. Heikkila, University of Southern California

April 4, 2007

Eric J. Heikkila is Professor and Director of the SPPD International Initiative at USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development. In this capacity he works to integrate an international dimension into the School’s core activities, including research, curriculum and professional outreach. He oversees the School’s distinctive SPPD International Laboratory offerings, which enable graduate students to gain professional field experience abroad. He is also co-Founder and Executive Secretary of the Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development, which holds regular forums hosted by local governments throughout the region. Professor Heikkila’s scholarly research and teaching seeks an understanding of how urban places develop, with attention to the economic, cultural, historical and geographic influences that shape developmental outcomes. His book on Economics of Planning is widely used in university classes in the United States and abroad.

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August 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society for a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

September 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with journalist and author Matt Sheehan. His new book chronicles the deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges between China and California.