About our Program
A focal point for teaching, research, and outreach that reflects a multi-disciplinary understanding of the growth of Asian innovation and its implications for the U.S.
Science and Technology in the Pacific Century (STIP) is a three-year cross-disciplinary initiative of the University of Illinois’s Center for Advanced Study and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (EAPS) dedicated to examining the changing state of science and technology in the Asia-Pacific, its impact on the nations of the region, and its significance for the United States.
Co-sponsored by over twenty university units, STIP activities include public lectures, symposia, workshops, hosting visiting scholars, supporting guest lecturers in undergraduate classes and a semester-long seminar for faculty and graduate students. STIP is also part of the IL/IN East Asia Initiative, a partnership between EAPS and the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.
In addition to lectures, conferences, and workshops, the centerpiece of the initiative is a weekly faculty/graduate student workshop in Spring 2008.
Dr. Ed Lincoln, Director of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies, Stern School of Business, New York University, discussed Japan's current and future position in the increasingly multi-polar Asian technological landscape as part of the STIP student/faculty seminar series. His presentation is available on the Event Archive page.
The recent conference The Changing Role of Intellectual Property in Asia: Moving Beyond “Producers” and “Consumers”, held March 7 & 8, was a great success. Presentations and papers are available on the conference website. Video of the panels will be available in the near future.
The Spring 2008 Seminar Series schedule is complete. Co-occuring with the CAS 587 course, the seminars feature speakers from throughout the Asia-
Pacific, as well as North America. Speakers include those who study the phenome-
non academically, as well as those who are active participants in it. More information is available here.
""Cross-cultural Challenges in Thinking about Innovation and Creativity: The Case of Asian/US University Partnerships in Science and Technology," by faculty at our partner institution Indiana University, is now available on the Research Articles page.
STIP off to a great start of the Fall 07 semester concludes
The STIP initiative concluded a very successful first semester. Public lectures by Philip Yeo (Chairman, SPRING Singapore) and Clyde Prestowitz (President, Economic Strategy Institute), along with a panel discussion by Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman and Vice-Chancellor for Research Charles Zukoski, drew attendees from across the campus community. Details, video, and audio can be found in the Event Archive. The initiative's pace quickens next semester with 10 speakers as part of the faculty/student workshop (all talks open to the public) and a conference on the changing role of intellectual property in the Asia-Pacific.