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Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), Showa Women’s University (SWU), and The British School in Tokyo (BST) will hold a joint symposium for the second straight year on June 25. The symposium is titled The Future of Japan, The Future of the World – The Responsibilities of Living in a Global Society: Finding Shared Solutions to the Environmental Crisis. The event is aimed at gathering students from the three institutions, along with students from SWU High School, to participate and discuss the future of Japan and the world in order to deepen their multicultural understanding.
The Future of Japan, The Future of the World – The Responsibilities of Living in a Global Society: Finding Shared Solutions to the Environmental Crisis
|Date and Time||June 25, 2022 (Saturday) 13:00-16:45|
|Style||Online (advance registration required, accepting 500 applicants)|
|Languages||English, Japanese (interpretation provided)|
|Schedule||13:00 Opening Remarks by SWU Chancellor Mariko Bando
13:15 Keynote Speech by Angela Ortiz Pettas, public speaker and social impact entrepreneur
14:00 Discussion among students on the following topics
15:45 Plenary session and report of each group’s discussion
16:30 Overview by BST Principal Paul Tough
This event has concluded.
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Angela Ortiz Pettas is a public speaker, social impact entrepreneur, CSR professional and author. She began her career in early childhood education and transitioned into social impact by establishing a community-building non-profit, “Place To Grow”, in response to the triple disasters of 2011 in northeast Japan. Pettas is recognized as a recovery support ambassador to the city of Minamisanriku-cho, in Miyagi Prefecture. In 2016, she moved into corporate social responsibility and has since helped various multinational corporations activate social and environmental programs. In 2021, she founded Stratechist Consulting to advise international schools and corporations on education and activation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.