SOLD OUT Keio University at 150: Connecting the Globe at the Speed of Light

September 6, 2006
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Lecture past event

Wednesday, September 6
6:30 pm

Keio University, Japan’s oldest private university, launched the Research Institute for Digital Media and Content (DMC) in 2004, to take leadership in the shifting paradigm of creativity and revolutionize intellectual interaction. DMC’s Global Studios offer a high-definition video-conferencing system that utilizes a high-speed research network. The studios have already linked sites in Japan, China, South Korea and the United States, as well as SOI (School on Internet) Asia, nearly 20 institutions in South East Asia that provide distance learning over satellite Internet. When the tsunami disaster in December 2004 killed 190 faculty members and administrative staff at the University of Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) in Indonesia, SOI Asia immediately set up a satellite Internet facility that enabled UNSYIAH to receive lectures from SOI Asia’s partner institutions in the region.

Yuichiro Anzai
, President of Keio University and DMC, explores the potential this pioneering technology has to further break down the limitations of location and political borders in advancing research and sharing knowledge. Looking ahead to Keio’s 150th anniversary in 2008, Dr. Anzai shares his vision for Keio and higher education in the 21st century.

Hugh Patrick
, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Co-Director, APEC Study Center of Columbia University.

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $10; $8 Japan Society members & New York Mitakai members/$5 seniors & students.  New York Mitakai members, please call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2006
  • 6:30 pm