Kathleen M. Pike
Dr. Kathleen Pike is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). She serves as Executive Director and Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program and is Associate Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program. She is also Senior Supervising Psychologist in the Center for Eating Disorders at CUMC.
Dr. Pike earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Johns Hopkins University and her doctoral degree at Yale University. Upon completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University, she joined the faculty at Columbia University in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology where she also served as Clinical Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Research Unit.
Throughout her career, Dr. Pike has been involved with global initiatives around education and women’s health and has held academic and administrative university appointments in Japan where she served as Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean for Research at Temple University Japan and Visiting Professor at Keio University. Dr. Pike is recognized internationally for her work in the area of risk factors and evidence based treatment for eating disorders. She developed an internationally disseminated relapse prevention treatment program of cognitive behavioral therapy for anorexia nervosa, and she conducts clinical training and education globally focused on expanding clinical and research capacity for evidence-based treatment in low-resourced communities. She currently leads the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia – World Health Organization Collaboration that has the primary aim of contributing to the research program of Clinical Field Trials for the development of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) – 11.
Dr. Pike has been involved in health policy beginning at Yale where she served as a Fellow in the Bush Center for Child Development and Social Policy. During her tenure in Japan, she worked closely with the lead parliament member to consult on policies impacting mental health care delivery and opportunities to advance specialty care for particular mental health conditions. As Associate Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, Dr. Pike is integrally involved in the development of policy placements and ongoing mentorship for Fellows. She is also plays a lead role in recruitment of fellows and program development. She is currently working on the development of a pilot program to extend the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program to include a global policy option.
Dr. Pike served as co-chair of training and education for the Academy for Eating Disorders and currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Eating Disorders, is Associate Editor for Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, and Practice and Associate Editor for Journal of Eating Disorders. She is the founding chair of the US-TELL Foundation and served as vice-chair of the board of directors for TELL in Japan, the only mental health center dedicated to serving the needs of the international community in Tokyo. She also served vice-chair of the Support Foundation Board of Directors for Asian University for Women and played a leadership role in the founding of Asian University for Women, a residential, liberal arts college hat draws students from across south and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Pike has maintained an ongoing research program supported by grants and awards from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), Fulbright Foundation, Takeda Foundation, Japan National Institute of Health, Keio University, Columbia University, Temple University, the Japan Foundation, and private philanthropic funding. She has published over 85 articles and book chapters on eating disorders, culture and psychopathology and global mental health and has authored and presented more than 100 workshops, invited lectures, papers, and poster presentations.
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Dr. Annette Bradford is an associate professor in the School of Business Administration at Meiji University, Tokyo. Her research focuses on how higher education is responding to the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Before Joining Meiji University, she completed a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Japan based at the TOMODACHI Initiative and Meiji University Research Institute of International Education. She received her doctorate in Education Administration and Policy Studies at The George Washington University.
Dr. Bradford is a recognized expert on the internationalization of Japanese higher education. Her co-edited book English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges, and Outcomes (Multilingual Matters, 2017) brings together diverse scholar and practitioner perspectives and is the first complete volume to examine English-medium instruction in Japan. Dr. Bradford has also published analysis of national policy, student exchange, and faculty recruitment in addition to articles on other international issues such as intercultural competence and language learning motivation. Her keen interests in enabling students to become global citizens and promoting women’s leadership are reflected in her teaching, research, and work, including service as a co-founder of the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program.
Since leaving the United Kingdom in 1998, Annette has studied and worked in Japan, the United States, Singapore, China, and Indonesia.
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Commander John F. Bradford is an active duty U.S. Navy scholar conducting studies and research in Tokyo. His most recent Navy assignment was as Regional Cooperation Coordinator for the U.S. Seventh Fleet. In other at-sea assignments, he served as Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Combat Systems Officer, Chief Engineer, Navigator, and First Lieutenant in ships forward-deployed to Japan that operated throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. He has also served in the Pentagon as Country Director for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Asia-Pacific Politico-military Officer on the Navy Staff, as well as in Japan as Assistant Plans Officer for the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan.
In a personal capacity, CDR Bradford serves as the President of the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies, a non-profit organization that supports professional development and networking between individuals and thought communities in Yokosuka. He maintains an active research agenda focused on Asian security with special attention given to maritime issues and cooperative affairs. A frequent commentator at public events and specialized conferences, he has been invited to give lectures and presentations in more than a dozen countries. His written work can be found in journals such as Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asia Policy, Asian Security, Asian Survey, Naval War College Review, and Naval Institute Proceedings as well is in edited volumes, online publications and monographs published by leading international think tanks.
CDR Bradford received his BA in Asian Studies and Government from Cornell University. During his undergraduate experience, he also earned a Diploma of Indonesian studies from Malang State University in Indonesia and served as an exchange midshipmen sailing aboard the Royal Malaysian Navy ship, KD Rahmat. As an Olmsted Scholar, he studied in the Department of Political Science at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia and completed an MSc (Strategic Studies) from the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. At RSIS, he was awarded the UOB Gold Medal, an annual award going the top student in Strategic Studies. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Joint Forces Staff College and U.S. Naval War College.
The views he expresses as an ICAS adjunct fellow are his own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.
Dr. Tina Burrett is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sophia University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tokyo. She completed a PhD on media freedom and political power in Putin’s Russia at Cambridge University and holds an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the same institution. Her research interests include political leadership, the political economy of the mass media, and democratic transition and reform, particularly in Britain, Russia and Japan. She also has a keen interest in parliamentary politics and has worked in legislatures in Britain, Canada, Japan and the EU.
Dr. Burrett is a former Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Temple University, Japan Campus (2010-2014) and was an International Research Fellow at Hosei University (2008-2009). She is author of the book Television and Presidential Power in Putin’s Russia (Routledge, 2010) and has also written on Russia’s relations with Japan, with regard to the territorial dispute over the Southern Kurils/Northern Territories. She is currently working on a book on Prime Ministerial Leadership in Britain and Japan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), with support from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great British Sasakawa Foundation. Dr. Burrett recently completed a research project on media transition in Burma funded by a SEED Grant from Temple University, Philadelphia. She also publishes regularly in the British and Japanese media, with op-eds appearing in, among others, the Japan Times and New Internationalist.
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Michael Cucek is an analyst and writer who had spent half a lifetime looking at Japan and the Japanese. A graduate of Stanford University with graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Columbia University, he has lived in the Tokyo Metropolitan District since 1994. An employee of a boutique research institute for 15 years, he now serves as an independent consultant on politics, government policy and trans-cultural understanding. He is the author of the beloved blog Shisaku: Marginalia on Japanese Politics and Society is a contributor to Foreign Policy, the East Asia Forum Al-Jazeera and the International Herald Tribune’s Latitude blog. He also serves as an advisor to Langley Esquire K.K. in their government affairs business. His research interests include the economic development of prewar Japan, the politics of personality and lineage, land management, the manual arts and the Japanese sense of humor.
Dr. Guibourg Delamotte is Associate Professor (maître de conférences) of Political science at the French Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco)’s Japanese studies department where she teaches international relations and Japanese politics. She also lectures at Sciences Po Paris. She is Research Fellow at Inalco’s CEJ, Adjunct Research Fellow at CRCAO, Asia Centre, Sciences Po’s CERI and Temple University Japan’s ICAS. From May to July 2010 she was NIDS Fellow at the National Institute of Defense Studies (Tokyo), and invited by the JIIA in April 2006. She is a Science Po (Paris) and University of Oxford (M. Jur) graduate.
Her book on Japan’s defence policy (PUF, 2010) is based on her PhD dissertation (EHESS, Paris, 2007), which received the highest honours and the Shibusawa-Claudel Award (2008). In 2007, she coedited a book with François Godement, Geopolitique de l’Asie (Armand Colin). Her publications also include contributions in books published by Philippe Picquier Publishing (Le Monde vu d’Asie, 2013, Démocraties d’Asie, 2013), Hermann Publishing (La Démocratie et la guerre au XXIe siècle, 2011), Global Oriental (Seapower and Maritime Strategy in Britain and Japan, 2012) and Routledge (Globalisation and Defense in the Asia-Pacific, 2009), and articles in peer-reviewed journals – Revue des deux mondes, Critique internationale, La Vie des idées, The HAPR, The KRIS, The APR and others.
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Dr. Rene Duignan works as senior economist for the Delegation of the European Union to Japan. Previously at the Bank of Italy, he covered Asian economies and wrote updates for the monitoring group of the ECB. Rene has been a business and economics lecturer in Aoyama Gakuin University since 2003. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Temple University Japan focusing on the research field of suicide prevention in Japan. Rene is the writer and director of “Saving 10,000 -Winning a War on Suicide in Japan” a 52-minute documentary which was selected in the “Top 10 Movies of 2013” by the Japan Times and nominated for 15 awards at international film festivals. The movie was screened at the Japanese Parliament and became an official part of the government’s nationwide suicide prevention campaign in 2013. Rene is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (Masters in Economics), University College Dublin (Masters in Business). His research at Aoyama Gakuin University (Ph.D. in International Business) was funded by a MEXT scholarship. He is a Tokyo resident since 1997.
Born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Ben Karp holds degrees in English, history and African American Studies from Goucher College and from Yale University.
In Japan since 2002, Ben has published articles and been quoted in The Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune, The Algemeiner, New York Times, Washington Post, The Jewish Forward, and The Daily Beast. Ben has taught a range of courses at Temple University, Japan Campus where he regularly guest lectures.
Ben Karp is the CEO of Miryo Education and a Visiting Researcher at Waseda University.
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Dr. Florian Kohlbacher is the North Asia Director of The Economist Corporate Network, managing the Networks in Japan and South Korea.
Florian is an internationally renowned expert on global business and consumer trends, focusing on how to manage innovation, strategy, sustainability and change. Florian is particularly well known for his work on ageing and business and how companies can strategically manage the challenges and opportunities of population ageing. While global in nature, Florian’s work has a strong focus on the economies of Asia, in particular China, Japan and Korea and he has been based in Asia for the most part of the last 16 years.
Prior to joining The Economist Group Florian was an Associate Professor of Marketing and Innovation in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China and the Founding Director of the XJTLU Research Institute on Ageing and Society (RIAS); he also was a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Business & Economics Section as well as Deputy Director at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo, Japan.
Florian holds both a master’s degree and a doctorate from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) and he began his career in B2B marketing in the transportation industry. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Temple University, Japan Campus where he teaches Asian Business and Global Marketing.
Among many international publications, he is co-editor of “The Silver Market Phenomenon: Marketing and Innovation in the Aging Society”, 2nd edition 2011, co-author of “Advertising in the Aging Society: Understanding Representations, Practitioners, and Consumers in Japan”, 2016, and author of “International Marketing in the Network Economy: A Knowledge-Based Approach”, 2007.
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Matthew Linley is a Professor in the International Education and Exchange Center (IEEC) at Nagoya University. He was an Assistant Professor at TUJ from 2008 to 2014, as well as the Research Director and Major Coordinator/Advisor for International Affairs. Dr. Linley completed his PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the Australian National University (ANU) where his main area of scholarly interest was the relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy in Asia, especially public opinion. He completed his LLM at the Graduate School of Law at Nagoya University (1998 to 2002) as a Japanese government-funded Monbukagusho (Ministry of Education) Scholar. Twice the Japan Foundation has granted him graduate fellowships – first, to study Japanese at the Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai (1997) and second, to conduct research at the Waseda University School of Politics and Economics (2006-2007). Dr. Linley was also a researcher at the Nagoya University Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE) from 2002 to 2005 for a project examining changes in the legal and political systems of post-socialist states in Asia. Currently, he serves as the academic head of the department at Nagoya University responsible for the admission of international students.
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Mihoko Matsubara (松原実穗子)
Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Security Officer for Japan at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, she is responsible for developing thought leadership, threat intelligence and security best practices for the cyber security community and business executives in Japan. Prior to this, she served the Japanese Ministry of Defense for nine years until she received the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her MA in International Relations and Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC.
Upon graduation, she worked at a think tank in Honolulu, Pacific Forum CSIS, as a fellow to research Japan-US cyber security cooperation. After she came back to Tokyo, where she is currently based, she worked at Hitachi Systems as cyber security analyst to research cyber threat environments and policy issues, and also at Intel K.K., Tokyo, as Cyber Security Policy Director to lead cyber security and IoT policy influence efforts in Japan.
She has had various publications and speakership engagements. Her most recent publications include “Countering Cyber-Espionage and Sabotage: The Next Steps for Japanese-UK Cyber-security Co-operation” from the RUSI Journal, and “Japan’s New Cybersecurity Strategy: Security Without Thwarting Economic Growth” from the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog.
She was the first Japanese speaker (2015) at the NATO International Conference on Cyber Conflict in Estonia.
Dr. Patalano is lecturer in War Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London. He has completed a PhD on the evolution of Japan’s post-war naval power and military identity funded by the AHRC and the Japan Foundation. His areas of interest encompass modern naval thinking, Japanese naval history, Japanese post-war defence policy, Northeast Asian security. Dr. Patalano is also Deputy Director of the department’s Asia Security & Warfare Research Group (ASWRG) and visiting lecturer on Naval Strategy and East Asian Security at the Italian Naval War College (ISMM), Venice.
Dr. Patalano has been visiting scholar at Aoyama Gakuin University in 2009, where he completed a research project on the importance of submarine warfare in Northeast Asian contemporary strategic balance with a grant from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. From 2004 to 2005, Dr Patalano was research associate at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo. Previously, he held temporary positions as research assistant at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, Paris (2003), and at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Office, Rome (2002).
Dr. Patalano authored articles on different aspects of Japan’s post-war defence policy and strategic thinking which appeared in English, Italian and Japanese languages. He is currently editing the book Maritime Strategy and National Security in Britain and Japan from the First Alliance to Post-9/11 (Global Oriental, forthcoming 2010).
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Kirk R. Patterson is conducting research for a book on Japan’s cultural and historical relationship with the sea. More specifically, he is exploring why Japan, despite being an island nation and with 90% of its population living with 100 km of the ocean, is not a maritime culture (unlike England, which used the ocean to pursue wealth, power, and influence). As part of his research, he is conducting extensive field work while doing a three-year solo circumnavigation of the Japanese archipelago. He has lived and worked in Japan for over 25 years, with his last position being Dean of Temple University, Japan Campus (2001-2007). A dual Canadian-American citizen, he has a Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.
He is a former Dean of Temple University, Japan Campus.
Paul J. Scalise
Dr. Scalise spent several years with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Japan Ltd. and UBS Global Asset Management as a Tokyo-based research analyst of Japanese energy and transportation companies, having been ranked by institutional investors Greenwich Survey’s number-one Japanese utilities analyst in 2001 among all UK financial institutions. He served as professorial lecturer at Sophia University teaching the political economy of international energy markets in Tokyo, Japan, was JSPS Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Senior Research Fellow at the IN-EAST Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and is a contributing energy analyst at several international consulting firms.Dr. Scalise’s work has appeared in numerous scholarly and business publications. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships from the Toshiba International Foundation, the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, the Social Science Research Council and other organizations have supported his work. His latest academic publication is “In Search of Certainty: How Political Authority and Scientific Authority Interact in Japan’s Nuclear Restart Process” in Michael Heazle and John Kane (eds.), Policy Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority: Knowledge and Action in Liberal Democracies. New York: Routledge, 2016.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from Marist College, a master’s degree in Japan Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a doctorate in Comparative Political Economy from the University of Oxford. He is fluent in Japanese, Italian, and Spanish.
Jacob M. Schlesinger
Jacob M. Schlesinger has spent the past quarter century moving back and forth between Tokyo and Washington. He currently covers trade and globalization for The Wall Street Journal in Washington, where he returned in Sept. 2015 after finishing his second five-year stint in Japan. Schlesinger first moved to Tokyo for the Journal in 1989, and, after completing his tour there, authored the book “Shadow Shoguns: The Rise and Fall of Japan’s Postwar Political Machine,” published in 1997 by Simon & Schuster.
He joined the Journal’s Washington bureau in 1996, where he covered the Federal Reserve, the Treasury Department, and economic and regulatory policy. In 2003, Schlesinger’s piece on regulatory lapses and the 1990s financial bubble was part of a package of Journal stories awarded the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting. He later served as the Journal’s deputy Washington bureau chief, before becoming Tokyo bureau chief in 2010, where he oversaw coverage of the 2011 triple earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster, Abenomics, and Japan’s rising tensions with China.
In 2014, he won the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford’s Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Nancy Snow is Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Snow was a Visiting Professor and Abe Fellow at Keio University (2013-2015) where she conducted research on Japan’s image and reputation since 3/11. In 2012 she was Fulbright lecturer in U.S. Foreign Policy and American Culture at Sophia University. An author or editor of ten books, she is Professor Emeritus of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. She was a founding faculty consultant and Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California where she was also Adjunct Professor in the Annenberg School. Snow served as the first Public Diplomacy professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University (2008-2010) on professional leave from Cal State Fullerton.
Snow is an internationally recognized writer with hundreds of chapters, journal articles, reviews, and opinion pieces in various media, including the Journal of Communication, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Los Angeles Times, Japan Times, New York Times, The Diplomat, and The Guardian.
She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Clemson University in South Carolina. Subsequently Snow conducted graduate study in the Federal Republic of Germany as a Fulbright scholar and as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Her doctorate is in International Relations from the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. Snow spent two years as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the U.S. Information Agency and U.S. State Department. Other professional experience includes serving as Executive Director of Common Cause in New Hampshire and Associate Director of the UCLA Center on Communications and Community.
Snow has held visiting faculty appointments in Israel, Malaysia, and China, in addition to appointments at Keio, Sophia, and Globis universities in Japan. She has given over 150 invited lectures around the world. In 2016 she will return to Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy. She advises Tokyo-based Langley Esquire in media relations, public affairs, and women’s leadership.
Former Visiting Researcher
Dr. Miae Jung received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science from Ewha Womans University in Korea, and doctoral degree in Japanese Politics at University of Tsukuba in Japan. Upon completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Sung-Kong-Hoe University, she was a researcher of Institute of Social Science in Ewha Womans University(2002-2004), a research professor of Institute of Japanese Studies in Kookmin University(2004-2014), and a senior researcher of Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Tokyo(2014-2015).
Her research interests Japanese civil society, particularly partnerships between civil society organizations and the public sector or advocacy against government policies. She has researched transnational coalitions between Korean and Japan civil society organizations on historical issues. She also has a keen interest in gender politics and multicultural policy.
She has also served as a member of the Committee of Seoul City for Support for Multicultural Families(2012-2014) , an advisor of Suwon City(2013-2015), and a member of the board of directors of Institute of Gender Politics in Korea.
Peter M. Beck
Peter Beck is the Country Representative of the Asia Foundation and an ICAS Adjunct Fellow. Peter Beck joined The Asia Foundation in January, 2012. He is a seasoned Korea specialist and former Asia Foundation Haas intern. Prior to joining the Foundation, Beck was the Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow at Keio University in Tokyo, and the Pantech Research Fellow at Stanford University. Previously, he was the Northeast Asia Director for the International Crisis Group in Seoul (2004-2007) and Director of Research at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington, DC (1997-2004). He has also served as a member of the Ministry of Unification’s Policy Advisory Committee (2005-2007).
Beck has published numerous articles, including in such journals as Asian Survey and Foreign Affairs as well as the Bangkok Post, Japan Times and Wall Street Journal. He has served as a columnist for the Korea Herald, Weekly Chosun and Daily Dong-a.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and conducted his graduate studies in Comparative Public Policy and International Relations at the University of California at San Diego’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Beck studied Korean at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and Hanguk University of Foreign Studies.
Sean Duffy practiced litigation in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and international arbitration in the Singapore office of Shearman & Sterling LLP. In addition to litigating disputes in the U.S. courts, he has also arbitrated disputes under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and has also externed in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Professor Duffy was a Career in Teaching Law Fellow at Columbia Law School from January through April 2010. His research is in the area of transnational frictions between legal systems. He was an Adjunct Professor at Temple University, Japan Campus.
Sean Duffy received his Bachelor of Arts from Penn State University and his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. Jay C. Waldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Hon. Frank M. Hull of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the federal courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Former Fellow, 2009-2010
A journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald, Hamish McDonald has spent much of his career working from Asian cities — Jakarta, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Beijing — and has won some top journalistic awards for his work. His books are Suharto’s Indonesia (1980), The Polyester Prince (1998), and (co-authored) Daeth in Balibo, Lies in Canberra (2000).
In September 2009, he began a three-month writing residency in Tokyo attached to Temple University, Japan Campus, where he worked on a narrative concerning individuals on both sides of the Pacific War, while observing contemporary Japan and taking part in current affairs debates.
Former Fellow, 2009-2014
Hiroko Mizushima, M.D., Ph.D., a former Member of Japanese Parliament, is a lecturer of Neuropsychiatry at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Director of MIZUSHIMA HIROKO IPT Clinic, and Director of Japanese Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy. She got her M.D. and Ph.D. at Keio University in Tokyo, and did her residency at Keio University Hospital. Her research focus is personality and treatments of eating disorders, depression and interpersonal psychotherapy. She has published more than ten books on her own and published five translations including Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Clinician’s Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Group.
She is a member of Academy for Eating Disorders (Japanese representative at Communication Committee), the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy and on the board of several Japanese academic societies including the Japanese Association for Cognitive Therapy, the Japanese Association of Stress Science, and Japan Society for Eating Disorders, and she is also serving as a member of editing committee of the academic journal of Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Linda Semlitz is a US trained and Board certified psychiatrist with thirty years’ experience in global health leadership in clinical, corporate pharmaceutical, and non-profit settings in the US and internationally. Her primary area of interest is in the area of international child and adult mental health. In addition, Dr. Semlitz has served as medical director for Merck, Sharpe and Dohme, Inc. in Hong Kong and was Director of Medical Affairs at Banyu in Tokyo, where she developed the Scientific Affairs program. More recently, Dr Semlitz served as Executive Officer and Clinical Director of TELL, the only accredited mental health center in Japan dedicated to serving the needs of the international and Japanese community. Dr Semlitz worked to develop a disaster mental health training and response program at TELL following the 3/11 Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Accident. . This work has been published in Semlitz, Ogiwara, et al, “Psychological First Aid Training After Japan’s Triple Disaster: Changes in Perceived Self Competency,” International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, Vol 15, No. 3 pp 181-196 Chevron Publishing.
Dr. Semlitz earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University. She completed her psychiatric training at Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division and Child Psychiatry training at Columbia University, New York Psychiatric Institute where she was Chief Fellow. She has published in areas of substance abuse, cross cultural mental health, and disaster psychosocial mental health responses. Dr. Semlitz has had clinical appointments at Columbia University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Oregon Health Sciences University, and National University of Singapore.
Dr Semlitz has served a member of the TELL Board of Directors, a non-profit mental health organization in Japan and as a board member to Singapore American Community Action Council.