Dr. Paloma Pavel has just returned from a two-month Fulbright exchange in Japan, hosted by Prof. Tamio Nakano at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Her project was
Co-Creating Our Emergent Future: Social Innovation and Leadership in an Age of Global Warming.
This newsletter offers a brief preview of Dr. Pavel’s Fulbright Learning exchange. A more comprehensive special issue will follow, with highlights and learnings, as well as a report from the community.
While in residence at International House, she consulted with faculty on curriculum development for the new global Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL), and met with faculty and students in the Institute for Liberal Arts.
She also offered a number of workshops and programs in various parts of Japan including Yakushima, Kamakura, Okayama, and Kyoto.
She completed her Fulbright exchange with a Learning Journey to Fukushima which featured meetings with community and government leaders responding to the triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) of 3/11.
This trip marked the 25th anniversary of Dr. Pavel’s work in Japan, which began in 1993 with a series of deep ecology trainings organized by Web of Life. She was thrilled to renew many longtime friendships as well as meet new colleagues, building a learning exchange.
Our sincere thanks to you, our many supporters and participants in the learning exchange which is launching with this event.