Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), 30th Anniversary

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), 30th Anniversary

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
30th Anniversary Symposium
“Liberal Arts: Developing Competency, Leadership and Global Citizenship”

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 14:00-17:00 (Doors open 13:30) followed by a cocktail reception (17:00-18:30)
Venue: United Nations University (5-53-70 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Admission: Free
Capacity: 350 (Online registration required: www.tuj.ac.jp/jp/tuj30/sympo)
Registration deadline: Friday, November 9

Symposium (14:00-17:00) (Simultaneous interpretation provided)
Global citizens have the skills and capabilities to make a difference anywhere in the world and in any endeavor, whether in government, business or academia. Why is the liberal arts approach — the foundation of American undergraduate education — an effective way of developing such skills and capabilities? Going beyond the pedagogical aspects of a liberal arts education, the symposium will explore the deeper meaning of the “liberal arts,” which may seem similar to the Japanese “ippan kyoyo kyoiku,” but are actually quite different. The distinguished speakers will discuss fundamental qualities of global citizens and whether a liberal arts education is the most effective means of educating those who will advance our society and the world’s economy.

Panelists:
Ambassador Robert M. Orr, Executive Director, Asian Development Bank
Dr. Yutaka Morohoshi, Professor, J.F. Oberlin University
Mr. Yoshiaki Fujimori, President & CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation

Moderator:
Dr. Bruce Stronach, Dean, Temple University, Japan Campus

Please see the event website www.tuj.ac.jp/tuj30/sympo for program schedule and speakers profile.

Cocktail reception (17:00-18:30)
The symposium attendees are welcome to the cocktail reception to celebrate TUJ’s anniversary.