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Dr. Juliet V. Garcia

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Public Symposium featuring Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Community, National and Global Engagement, The University of Texas System; Former President, The University of Texas at Brownsville

“Transformational Leadership, Diversity and Innovation in Higher Education”

Organized by : The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Ritsumeikan University/ Committee for Promotion of Equality of the Ritsumeikan Trust
Co-organized by: College of International Relations, Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University

A clear vision and firm beliefs are vital to organizational transformation. Dr. Juliet Garcia has devoted her life’s work to higher education, focused on sustaining the democracy of the nation by empowering first generation college students. She established a campus culture that sought innovative approaches to promote student success, and is widely recognized for her transformational leadership. She was named one of the Top 10 College Presidents in the nation by Time magazine in 2009 and one of the World’s Top 50 Leaders by Fortune magazine in 2014. During her talk, she will discuss her work revitalizing a university through diversity and innovation, drawing on her experience as a university president, a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and as a member of the transition teams for two Presidential administrations.

schedule
Date & Time Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:40 p.m.-4:20 p.m. (Doors open at 2:15 p.m.)
Venue

Soshi-kan Conference Room, Kinugasa Campus Ritsumeikan University
56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577 JAPAN Access External link

Language

Japanese/English with simultaneous interpretation

Program
2:45-
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for   Community, National and Global Engagement, The University of Texas System
3:15-
Panel Discussion
  • Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, The University of Texas System
  • Professor Yoshie Souma, Distinguished Professor of Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University
  • Professor Akihiko KImijima, Director of International Relations College, Ritsumeikan University
  • Professor Yoko Matsubara, Professor at Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University; Director of the Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University
Capacity

Maximum 120 people (Free Admission)

Contact

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (Ono/Unami)
Tel :+81-(0)3-5369-6072

Biographies:

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Juliet V. Garcia
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Community, National and Global Engagement, The University of Texas System; Former President, The University of Texas at Brownsville

Photo of Dr. Juliet V. Garcia Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Community, National and Global Engagement, The University of Texas System; Former President, The University of Texas at Brownsville

Dr. Juliet V. García has devoted her life’s work to public service and has become a national thought leader in higher education innovation. Named the first female Mexican-American president of a U.S. college or university in 1986 at Texas Southmost College, Dr. García then spearheaded the creation of the University of Texas at Brownsville in 1991 forming a unique partnership with the community college that consolidated the fiscal, physical and human resources of both institutions, increased efficiency, and eliminated all transfer barriers for students in the South Texas border region .

After serving as a college and university president for 28 years, she is now Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the University of Texas System, where she leads the Office of Community, National and Global Engagement.

Dr. García has served on the transition teams of two Presidential administrations, was a member of The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and chaired the Advisory Committee to Congress on Student Financial Assistance and the American Council on Education (ACE), the nation’s largest higher education association.

Among the many honors she has received for her work is recognition by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and the American Council on Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

Panelists:

Yoshie Souma
Distinguished Professor, Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University

Photo of Yoshie Souma Distinguished Professor, Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University

Professor Souma was born in 1942. She graduated from Kobe University in 1965, and obtained a PhD in Engineering from Kyoto University in 1977. She is known for her research on the use of copper carbonyl catalyst in organic synthesis and the recycling of carbon dioxide. She was awarded the 2011 IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering. She is a fellow with the Chemical Society of Japan.

Akihiko Kimijima
Director, College of International Relations , Ritsumeikan University

Photo of Akihiko Kimijima Director, College of International Relations , Ritsumeikan University

Professor Kimijima was born in 1958. He graduated from Waseda University in 1982, and obtained an LLM at the University of Chicago Law School in 1987. His research area includes peace principles of the Japanese Constitution, comparative studies of constitutional peace provisions, global constitutionalism, and peace and order in East Asia.

Moderator:

Yoko Matsubara
Director, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University
Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

Photo of Yoko Matsubara Director, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

Professor Matsubara was born in 1958. She completed a Master’s Course in 1987 at the University of Tokyo, and obtained a PhD in Human Culture at Ochanomizu University in 1988. Her research areas include History of Science, Life Ethics, Science Technology and Society.
She became a professor at Ritsumeikan University in 2002 and became Director of the Kinugasa Research Organization (Ritsumeikan University) in 2016 .

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