Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kingfisher Global Leadership Program meeting in DC

The Kingfisher Global Leadership Program is a two-week U.S. study abroad program for Japanese undergraduate and graduate students that is designed to empower the next generation of leaders with the skills and networks they will need to thrive in an increasingly globalized society. S&R’s partners in Japan include Kyoto University, Tokyo University, Waseda University and Keio University. Through a rich series of lectures given by experts in their respective fields, this multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural experience provides participants with opportunities to gain new perspectives directly from leaders at prominent organizations based in Washington, DC such as the World Bank, NASA and the U.S. State Department. 

The Kyoto University Program will take place from Feb. 18-March 3. Every year in their exit survey the students ask for more opportunities to engage with students at DC area universities who are pursuing similar fields. They have some limited chances to do so, but I would like to create a program with that as a specific goal.

In order to keep it somewhat low- touch for organization, I’d like to propose an inter-university networking event. The goal would be for both sides to learn more about each other’s school systems and future career ambitions. Since my Kingfisher students are interested in pursuing international careers there is even a chance they would be future colleagues.

Location: Evermay (1623 28th ST NW)
Date: Feb. 22 (TBD)
Time: 5:00PM-6:30PM; 5:30-7:00 (like a happy hour)
Participants: Max 60 (can be adjusted) – undergrad and grad
10 from Kingfisher
10 from American University
10 from GW
10 from Georgetown
10 from Howard
Attire: Business casual

PLEASE RSVP TO (space is limited):  Danielle Reed d.reed@sandr.org

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