Office Hours with Dean Peter Cowhey
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Federal Communications Commission Award</span></div><div><br></div><div>“I’ve done two stints in the U.S. government, one in the Clinton administration in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and one in the Obama administration in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. That was an award I won for my leadership in reforming a lot of our competition rules for global markets.”</div> flic.kr “I’ve done two stints in the U.S. government, one in the Clinton administration in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and one in the Obama administration in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. That was an award I won for my leadership in reforming a lot of our competition rules for global markets.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Tee Time</span></div><div><br></div><div>“That was a gift from one of our Pacific Leadership Fellows. Andrew Robb was the Minister for International Trade in Australia. He had a great sense of humor. He sent this as a thank you. We met him because every two years we co-sponsor the American Australian American Leadership Dialogue with the Qualcomm Institute and Stanford University.”</div> flic.kr “That was a gift from one of our Pacific Leadership Fellows. Andrew Robb was the Minister for International Trade in Australia. He had a great sense of humor. He sent this as a thank you. We met him because every two years we co-sponsor the American Australian American Leadership Dialogue with the Qualcomm Institute and Stanford University.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Asia Time Piece</span></div><div><br></div><div>“This is the first magazine ever published in the U.S. on Asia. The reason we bought this cover was that it featured a debate by Margaret Sander and Gandhi on birth control from the 1930s.” </div> flic.kr “This is the first magazine every published in the U.S. on Asia. The reason we bought this cover was that it featured a debate by Margaret Sander and Gandhi on birth control from the 1930s.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Great Wall of Data</span></div><div><br></div><div>“This is by a well-known Chinese artist. Those are all computer-generated images. He did a series on the great monuments of China. He generated a replica of the Great Wall on a computer and overlaid with images of postcards sold at the Great Wall and popular Chinese television programs. The theme is that, China is still Chinese, but in a digital age, it's different.”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr “This is by a well-known Chinese artist. Those are all computer-generated images. He did a series on the great monuments of China. He generated a replica of the Great Wall on a computer and overlaid with images of postcards sold at the Great Wall and popular Chinese television programs. The theme is that, Chinese is still China, but in a digital age, its different.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Baseball Fan</span></div><div><br></div><div>“I’m a big baseball fan. A group of friends of mine in the technology world and I travel every summer to go watch baseball games, eat and gossip together. I follow a lot of teams but obviously the Padres.”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr “I’m a big baseball fan. A group of friends of mine in the technology world and I travel every summer to go watch baseball games, eat and gossip together. I follow a lot of teams but obviously the Padres.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Pink Pig</span></div><div><br></div><div>“My son made the pig when he was very young. I had told him jokingly about the Irish tradition of seeing too many pink elephants in moments of indiscretion, so he decided I needed a pink pig for my office.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “My son made the pig when he was very young. I had told him jokingly about the Irish tradition of seeing too many pink elephants in moments of indiscretion, so he decided I needed a pink pig for my office.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Military Relics</span></div><div><br></div><div>“That’s a military field phone from the Chinese Army back in the 1950s. My wife found a pair of them and gave one to me and one to Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm. It’s an early version of mobile communications.”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr “That’s a military field phone from the Chinese Army back in the 1950s. My wife found a pair of them and gave one to me and one to Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm. It’s an early version of mobile communications.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">African Mask</span></div><div><br></div><div>"I picked this up when I was traveling with Vice President Al Gore to South Africa for the G7 meeting on global information policy.”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr "I picked this up when I was traveling with Vice President Al Gore to South Africa for the G7 meeting on global information policy.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Anti-Poverty Work</span></div><div><br></div><div>“The book “Creating a World Without Poverty” by <i>Muhammad Yunus</i> is very symbolic for me. I am the chair of the Grameen Foundation board, which is a global anti-poverty organization.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “The book “Creating a World Without Poverty” by Muhammad Yunus is very symbolic for me. I am the chair of the Grameen Foundation board, which is a global anti-poverty organization.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Japanese Warrior Cat</span></div><div><br></div><div>“I’ve spent a lot of time working on Japan over the years. It is both a warrior and cat but also in the art style of kabuki. It follows the theme of a lot of objects in my office; they remind me that you have to keep a sense of ridiculousness to keep perspective in this job.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “I’ve spent a lot of time working on Japan over the years. It is both a warrior and cat but also in the art style of kabuki. It follows the theme of a lot of objects in my office; they remind me that you have to keep a sense of ridiculousness to keep perspective in this job.”

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