TUJ, SWU and BST to Hold a Joint Symposium on June 25 to Find Shared Solutions to the Environmental Crisis
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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
             1) Sustainable Food Choices
             2) Sustainable Transportation
             3) Reduction of Carbon Emissions

15:45 Plenary session and report of each group’s discussion

16:30 Overview by BST Principal Paul Tough
           Closing Remarks by TUJ Dean Matthew Wilson

Register:

For SWU/External participants, see here

For all media-related inquiries, contact: TUJ Communications & Marketing Support at  tujpr@tuj.temple.edu

TUJ students and community, register here by Monday, June 20.
 

Keynote Speaker:

Angela Ortix Pettas

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.