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March 10, 2018

[SSJ: 10139] 3/22 [JFCGP:Talk] Marco Davis “Addressing Challenges in a Changing Society Through Education, Social Entrepreneurship and Diversity”

From: Moto Ono
Date: 2018/03/10

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and Ashoka Japan are pleased to present a public lecture by Mr. Marco Davis who has served under former President Barack Obama as Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The talk will touch upon the comparison of educational environment in US and Japan.

Event Info: http://www.jpf.go.jp/cgp/e/exchange/event/180322_e.html

Date & Time: Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:30 p.m.-8:00p.m. (Doors Open at 6:00p.m.)
Lecturer: Mr. Marco Davis (Partner at New Profit)
Moderator: Nana Watanabe (Founder and Chairperson, Ashoka Japan)
Venue: Hall “Sakura”, 2nd floor , the Japan Foundation (4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo) http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/access/map.html
R.S.V.P by e-mail with name, title, affiliation and e-mail address to cgpc@jpf.go.jp by Tuesday, March 20.

The World has been changing rapidly, and so is Japan as we face various social changes, such as expansion of economic disparity, the increase in the number of foreigners, and an ageing population. In dealing with the problems happening from these changes, more flexible and dynamic approaches are sought. Under the Obama administration, Mr. Davis worked on the improvement of education for the Hispanic minority in the U.S., especially for those with low incomes, by helping parents be involved to create a system where the whole community supports the education of its youth. Now, he supports social change through investments in various educational social entrepreneurs. In this lecture, Mr. Davis will speak about his rich experiences on various themes such as “Social Inclusion”, “Educational Change through Social Entrepreneurs” and “Collaboration between Government and the Private Sector to Develop Leaders in the Next Generation.” Through a dialogue with Ms. Watanabe from Ashoka Japan, we will also think about what each of us can do to bring about social changes through social entrepreneurship and education.

Best regards,
Moto ONO
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
E-mail: moto_ono@jpf.go.jp

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