Sophia University President Yoshiaki Terumichi: "Diversity & Inclusion: Perspectives from a Japanese University"
Sophia University's mission is to build a global campus where diversity is respected and students can share new values created in a diverse environment. In light of the celebrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the UN with an aim to build a sustainable and inclusive society, ensuring that “no one is left behind,” Sophia University endeavors to lead Asia, as well as Japan, in creating a new campus environment with a strong global presence. Ensuring diversity on campus means embracing not only different nationalities, languages, religions, and genders, but also diverse experiences and academic backgrounds. Without diversity, human society would not have evolved thus far; and therefore, we seek an environment where members of our university can bear active roles in envisioning and structuring a high-quality inclusive society founded on not only an objective understanding of diversity but also new concepts, values and ethics generated as a result of diversity.
This event is part of International Education Week 2018 at Boston College. Celebrated from November 12 to 16, the theme for Boston College’s 2018 IEW is "Embracing Challenging Conversations: Moving Towards Reconciliation Locally, Nationally, and Globally". IEW emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages, and affirms the critical role the international education plays at Boston College.
Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Office of International Students and Scholars, and Asian Studies.
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm