ROSE RTEIMEH WRITES – This crisis has not affected or compromised my necessities, such as housing and food, which I am beyond grateful for, but it has ripped away the futurity of my last semester as an undergrad student. I feel robbed of my final semester to soak in as…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: ‘THIS IS THE TIME TO BE INTROSPECTIVE…’
ASHLEY FLORES WRITES – Fear, anxiety, depression, and uncertainty are four words that many of us in the world are feeling right now. Don’t be fooled, though; this is also a time of love, cheer, warmth and mindfulness. Here’s how it all came down for me: February 3rd 2020, I’m…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: A COLLEGE STUDENT-ATHLETE SAYS ‘WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER’
JENICA ROSE GARCIA WRITES — Every December, the internet excitedly awaits the acclaimed “Moving Pictures” mashup, which strings multiple pieces of footage from disparate movie trailers into a whole new trailer. The creative genius behind “Moving Pictures” is Clark Zhu, who has accumulated millions of fans and has been featured…Full Article Profiles: Video Editor Clark Zhu’s Path to Film
As part of the Asia Media regular curriculum, this Fall the ‘Introduction to the Media and Politics of Asia’ course for undergraduates features two provocative, required books. One is Kishore Mahbubani’s latest provocation – ‘Has the West Lost It?’; the other is ‘Conversations with Mohamad Mahathir: Operation Malaysia’, relevant anew…Full Article LOS ANGELES: TWO ASIAN MASTERS, TWO BOOKS – ONE LMU COURSE
ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES — For the third consecutive year, South Korea’s famed Yonsei University and the USA West Coast’s celebrated Loyola Marymount University concluded a special and most innovative experiment in trans-Pacific international education, From the official AMI statement: “Sustainable and remarkable international education innovation via teamwork between Jennifer…Full Article SEOUL: THIRD TIME REALLY IS ANOTHER CHARM FOR VISIONARY YONSEI-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT SKYPE SEMINAR ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Two of America’s most gifted diplomats were honored here on the evening of 22 February at the 2018 Annual Award Dinner at the splashy InterContinental Hotel in Century City. In front of an animated and enthusiastic audience of more than 200 friends, supporters and members of…Full Article LOS ANGELES: HONORING TWO GIANTS OF US DIPLOMACY
TOM PLATE WRITES – Not far down the freeway from my own university is the University of California Irvine, for years the faculty home of one of the West Coast’s better-known China-watchers/worriers. He is the controversy-prone professor Peter Navarro, of the Paul Merage School of Business. For the foreseeable future,…Full Article HONG KONG: KEEP THE PEACE
America has used so-named drones against enemies abroad (real or misidentified) far more extensively than it has thought through the complex implications of such usage. Now come a mid-course thought-correction, as it were, in the form of a nearly 400-page book that takes on the ethical, political and international law…Full Article LOS ANGELES: PREVENTIVE FORCE, PREVENTIVE THINKING
LEXIE TUCKER WRITES – “Politically correct.” Rarely do you come across a phrase that will elicit so many different reactions. There’s a thin line between offensive and funny, and lately it seems as if it always leans more towards the former than the later. But is this a phenomena exclusive…Full Article JAPAN and US: Everything’s Offensive
The following are remarks from the Honorable Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nationa, upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles 06 April 2016 “Thank you so much for your warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here at Loyola…Full Article LMU: ‘Strongly Committed to the Ideals of the UN’ – UNSG Ban Ki-moon
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – On April 6, LMU had the esteemed honor to bestow an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters on United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. The UNSG gave a keynote address on the morning of the degree conferral ceremony, wherein he gave a short policy speech. Afterward, Ban…Full Article LOS ANGELES: ‘HE WALKS AMID HISTORY’
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Stanford University has just invited Loyola Marymount University’s Director of Asian and Pacific Studies, Dr. Robin Wang, to a fellowship with Stanford’s Center for Behavioral Studies. Professor Wang has been selected among many candidates, and the fellowship recognizes her significant contributions to the disciplines of Philosophy…Full Article LMU: Congrats, Dr. Wang, ASPA Director and Stanford Fellow
LAMIYA SHABBIR WRITES – Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States and proposed changes to the country’s immigration and visa policies. While millions of his supporters have cheered the proposal, most Democrats and even many top Republican figures have opposed…Full Article PAKISTAN: Is Trump Unnerving 453,000 Pakistani Immigrants in the U.S.?
LMU student staffers have produced Asia Media International’s first magazine — a look back at the year past. Printed on the highest quality glossy stock, the 28-page magazine celebrates the journalism and photo-jounalism of its senior staffers during the 2014-2015 LMU year. The energetic, full-color design came courtesy of AM…Full Article Asia Media: First ‘In Review’ Magazine Published
LEXIE TUCKER WRITES – BuzzFeed, a site that every millennial is well aware of, has finally made a move to provide quizzes, funny cat gifs, and “would you rather” polls to Japan. At the helm of the site will be founding editor Daisuke Furuta. As a former member of the digital…Full Article JAPAN: What’s the Buzz, Daisuke Furuta?