Pacific Crossings: March 16, 2020

You are invited to join the USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies for a special evening in celebration of the center’s 30+ years of bridging the Pacific. The program and cocktail reception will be a fundraiser for the center’s work serving as San Francisco’s gateway to the Asia Pacific.

This year’s honoree is Donald F. Reid, Sergeant, USMC.

Don is a founding board member and principal benefactor of the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies. A decorated Korean War veteran, Don has worked tirelessly to promote relations between the US and the Republic of Korea and to preserve the memorial of Korean War veterans through the Marines’ Memorial Association and the Korea War Memorial Foundation. After his Marine service, Don attended college and law school at St. John’s University in New York. After graduation, Don worked with the U.S. Treasury Department as a National Bank Examiner. He later became the Managing Senior Compliance Officer of Wells Fargo Bank and went on to serve as the Managing Senior Compliance Officer of Sumitomo Bank of California until his retirement.


The reception will feature a presentation on how the US and China compete and collaborate in artificial intelligence by Matt Sheehan, Fellow, The Paulson Institute and author of The Transpacific Experiment: How China and California Collaborate and Compete for our Future.

Online registration opens January 27, 2020.