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December 2020

Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • J.C. de Swaan (Lecturer, Department of Economics, Princeton University)

Overview Since the Global Financial Crisis, we've seen a surge of interest in the use of finance as a tool to address social and economic problems suggests the potential for a generational shift in how the finance industry operates and is perceived. In this new book, Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry (link is external) (Cambridge University Press), J.C. de Swaan seeks to improve finance from within and help restore its focus on serving society by suggesting…

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Equal Pay for Equal Work in Japan

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  • Naohiro Yashiro (Vice President, Showa Women’s University)
  • Akashi Hongo (Associate Professor, Temple University Japan)

Overview For many decades, Japanese corporations and the public sector have provided significantly lower wages and benefits to their fixed-term employees than to those on a "lifetime employment" track even if cases where they perform the same tasks. These bifurcated labor markets have had a major impact on the entire political economy of Japan and its society. Professor Yashiro will discuss a recent Japanese The Supreme Court ruled in November that it is unreasonable for Japan Post Co. not to provide its…

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Cyberattacks During COVID-19

Monday, December 21, 2020
  • Mihoko Matsubara (Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation)

Overview We will review the trend of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic and share cybersecurity best practices. As the pandemic has made people work from home and become more reliant on information technology than ever, cyberattacks started to target vulnerable remote workers. Furthermore, healthcare institutions including hospitals have been under cyberattacks either to steal intellectual property information such as COVID-19 vaccine or to disrupt their business operations. Webinar Access "Cyberattacks During COVID-19" Registration Please RSVP to icas@tuj.temple.edu to register. Monday 21…

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January 2021

LGBT Experiences in the Forward Deployed Navy: 10 Years After Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Monday, January 25
  • CAPT Rich Jarrett (Commander of Fleet Activities, Yokosuka)
  • CDR Allison Christy (U.S. 7th Fleet Staff)
  • LCDR Nicole Lobecker (Destroyer Squadron 15 staff, Yokosuka)
  • Lorelei McKelvey (US civil service employee, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona)

Overview In December 2010, President Obama signed legislation to end the 1993 policy commonly referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" which technically lifted the U.S. military ban on LGBT servicemembers, but in practice continued to institutionalize discrimination. YCAPS is pleased to work with its partners to organize a panel discussion about the repeal, 10 years later. Leading LGBT Navy officers and civilians will describe their experiences both within the Navy and being forward-deployed, operating in an international community with widely varying policies and social norms.…

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Discussion with RADM Jean-Mathieu Rey, Joint Commander French Armed Forces, in the Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, January 27
  • Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu Rey (Commander, French Armed Forces)

Overview This Indo-Pacific Maritime Hour will feature Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu Rey, Joint Commander French Armed Forces, in Asia-Pacific. France is a European state, with the core ability to deploy its capital assets worldwide from the mainland, but it is also a resident of the Indo-Pacific with military forces permanently stationed in its Indian Ocean and Pacific Territories. Since around 2014 the French Navy and the Air Force have clearly become more active in the region with more deployments and more…

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