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Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) Leadership Meeting was held

Update: November 13, 2019

On November 10 (Sun.), the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) Leadership Meeting was held at the International Conference Room of Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House . ICU is the only Japanese institution to join GLAA, an international partnership of 30 colleges and universities advancing liberal arts education in 18 countries of the world. Through this alliance, we are engaged in a variety of initiatives together with liberal arts educational institutions around the world.

The presidents and vice presidents of GLAA member institutions meet once every 18 months at the Leadership Meeting to review the progress of GLAA programs, share future visions and to present and discuss specific topics on liberal arts education.

This year, representatives of 21 institutions from 13 countries participated in the Leadership Meeting. From ICU, President Junko Hibiya, Vice President for Academic Affairs Anri Morimoto, and Vice President for International Academic Exchange Mark Williams participated in the meeting. In addition, Professor Toshiaki Sasao (Education, Peace Studies), Professor Insung Jung (Education) and Professor Mikiko Nishimura (Education, Development Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Peace Studies), who jointly published a book titled "Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia" in 2016, made a presentation entitled "Liberal Arts in the East Asia Context" as part of the panel discussion session, which later led into active group discussions.

The Leadership Meeting offered a great opportunity for members to engaged in in-depth exchange and promote partnership through GLAA or by entering into a bilateral agreement between member institutions.

Participants to AY2019 GLAA Leadership Meeting
Albion College、Allegheny College、Antioch College、Earlham College、Hope College、Kalamazoo College、Kenyon College、Ohio Wesleyan University、Wabash College (the U.S.)
American University in Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
American University of Nigeria (Nigeria)
The American University of Paris (France)
Ashesi University (Ghana)
Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (Slovakia)
Effat University(Saudi Arabia)
FLAME University (India)
Franklin University Switzerland(Switzerland)
International Christian University (Japan)
International University of Grand-Bassam (Côte d'Ivoire)
Lingnan University(Hong Kong)
Universidad San Francisco de Quito(Ecuador)

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