Center for Asian Business at Loyola Marymount University

D.K. Kim & Loyola Marymount University

In 2017, D.K. Kim Foundation awarded a five-year grant to the Center for Asian Business at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, CA.  This grant provides opportunities for the LMU community to enhance its understanding of Asia. Lecturers explore current Asian issues from cultural, sociological, political, economic, and business perspectives. The lecture series is offered during the academic year by prominent experts, followed by Q&A sessions. Past speakers have included Mr. Akira Chiba, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, and Rafiq Dossani, Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy and RAND Senior Economist.

The grant also funds a series of film screenings, with movies or documentaries chosen based on their insights into life in Asia.

Please visit D.K. Kim Foundation Lecture Series and Movie Screenings to view a calendar of events and view webcasts of previous lectures.

The grant also supports up to four scholarships for students enrolled in two special international business courses, “Exploring Asian Culture,” and “Global Sustainability: Challenges and Prospects in East Asia.” These scholarships enable students with financial needs to participate in these experiential learning courses and broaden their perspectives to become a global leader.  The lecture series and film screenings deepen the students’ geopolitical and cultural understanding of the region prior to embarking on their study aboard trips.