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Dr. Juliet V. Garcia

Japanese

Public Lecture by Dr. Juliet V. Garcia,
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Community, National and Global Engagement, The University of Texas System

“Women, Leadership, and U.S. Higher Education”

Organized by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
The U.S. Embassy in Japan

Women’s leadership development is an important issue linked to the promotion of women in workforce. Dr. Juliet V. García is a national thought leader who has devoted her life’s work to higher education, focused on sustaining the democracy of our nation by empowering first generation college students. Named the first female Hispanic president of a US college, she is widely recognized for her transformational leadership. Dr. García established a campus culture that sought innovative approaches to promote student success. 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 public lecture, she will discuss trends in women’s leadership, including issues of equality, work-life cycle accommodations, and the political environment. (American Center JAPAN)External link (available only in Japanese)

schedule
Date & Time Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Venue

American Center Japan NOF Tameike Building, 8F 1-1-14, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052 Access External link

Language

English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation 

Program

18:30-18:40 Opening Remarks
18:40-19:10 Lecture by Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Community, National and Global Engagement, The University of Texas System
19:10-19:55 Q&A Moderated by Dr. Nobuko Nagase, Professor, Faculty of Core Research; Advisor to the President, Ochanomizu University

Capacity

80 seats(Free Admission)

Registration

Please register at the URL below:
https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/276653db61106 External link
Since seats are limited, registration in advance is required.

Contact

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

Biographies:

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 of 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.

Dr. Nobuko Nagase
Professor, Faculty of Core Research; Advisor to the President, Ochanomizu University

Photo of Nobuko Nagase Professor, Faculty of Core Research; Advisor to the President, Ochanomizu University

Dr. Nagase gained a PhD in Economics from University of Tokyo in 1995. Since then, she has written about work and family in an Asian perspective, comparing Japan with other East Asian and Western economies. Her field includes wage structure and work choice, labor market regulations and social security, tax and other institutional effects on work and gender, marital behavior and child-birth timing. She has conducted empirical studies on child care supply, the public pension system, long-term care insurance, child care leave and other institutional features of the Japanese system . Results of her research have been published in various scholarly journals, including Japanese Economic Journal, Journal of Population Problem, Econometric Review and Quarterly Journal of Social Policy. From 2008-2012, she was a principal investigator of a large competitive fund from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, with the theme “Work and Life-Balance form Gender-Sensitive Perspectives: Designing a Work Style that Enables Career Development, Family and Community Activities Program.” From 2013-2016, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Cornell University funded by Abe Fellowship Program.

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