This volume is the proceedings of a conference held at Ohio State University in May of 1999. Over sixty mathematicians from around the world participated in this conference and principal lectures were given by some of the most distinguished experts in the field. The proceedings volume contains fully refereed research articles from some of the principal speakers, including: Salah Baouendi (UCSD), David Barrett (Univ. Michigan), Bo Berndtsson (Goteborg), David Catlin (Purdue Univ.), Micheal Christ (Berkeley), John D'Angelo (Univ. Illinois), Xiaojun Huang (Rutgers), J. J. Kohn (Princeton), Y.-T. Siu (Harvard), and Emil Straube (Texas A & M).