NON-PROFIT LEADERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT REFUGEES IN JAPAN, Sophia U., Oct. 18

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Sophia University Global Competency Program
Global Action Lecture Series presents
 
FROM THE FRONT LINES: 
NON-PROFIT LEADERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT REFUGEES IN JAPAN
 
Panel Presentations followed by open discussion
 
A poster is here--please distribute wide and far
 
Oct. 18th 18:45-20:15
 
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Bldg. 6, Room 307
 
In English with Japanese slides; no translation
 Open to the public; no charge, no prior registration necessary
 
 
Panelists
 
*Jane Best, Executive Director, Refugees International Japan
Jane Best 事務局長 特定非営利活動法人国際難民支援会 (RIJ)
RIJ funds projects for people displaced by conflict in countries around
the world. RIJ supports projects that provide opportunities for people to
lead an independent normal life while staying near to home and their
loved ones; projects that enable people to give back to the community
and make valuable contributions to the local economy as well as
rebuilding their own future.
 
*Hiroaki Ishii, Representative Director, Japan Association of Refugees
石井宏明 常任理事 認定NPO法人 難民支援協会 (JAR)
As an organization of refugee protection experts, JAR provides
comprehensive assistance for individual refugees, from the critical stage
immediately following their arrival until they can lead a self-supporting
life. Our mission is to ensure that all refugees who flee to Japan seeking
help will be saved and settle down in the new land with hope.
 
*Komai Chie, Lawyer, Milestone Law Office
駒井 知会 マイルストーン総合法律事務所
Chie Komai works extensively with immigration and refugee cases in
Japan. She received her BA from Tokyo Univ, and Masters of Law (LLM)
from both Tokyo Univ. and LSE. Also, she has a Master of Studies in
Forced Migration from Oxford Univ. As a registered attorney with the
Tokyo Bar Association, she has served as Chairperson of the Foreign
Human Rights Committee for both the Kanto & Tokyo Bar Associations.
 
Moderator: Sarajean Rossitto, Sophia University, Nonprofit NGO consultant
Host: Prof. David Slater, Coordinator, Global Action Program, Sophia University
 
 
Location: Sophia University, Bldg. 6, Room 307
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554
 
Access: Yotsuya station (JR, Marunouchi and Namboku subway lines)
 
Email for Questions, Contact: Sophia.Global.Action@gmail.com