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Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2017 Public Forum


Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2017 Public Forum

The Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) is a joint program of the International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation that seeks to create a close, personal, and professional network of public intellectuals in Asia who have demonstrated outstanding abilities in leadership and are deeply committed to improving civil societies beyond their respective backgrounds and professional arenas. Since its inception in 1996, the program has brought more than 130 fellows to Japan and contributed to the enhancement of intellectual dialogue and exchange among those who share the same concerns about the future of Asia and the world.

In this public forum, the 2017 ALFP fellows will share their thoughts on the current situation in their countries and issues they have been working on both prior to and throughout their two-month stay in Japan. These include the protection of cultural heritage, inequality and health issues among youths, problems surrounding caste, gender, and politics, the role of media, and much more in the Asian region.
We look forward to welcoming you to this forum, to share ideas on the future of Asia.


Hatano Ayako (Japan)
Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University


Fazal Khaliq (Pakistan)
Reporter, Dawn Media Group / Cultural Activist

 Fazal Khaliq (Pakistan)

Sudirman Nasir (Indonesia)
Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University

 Sudirman Nasir (Indonesia)

Smita M. Patil (India)
Assistant Professor, School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

 Smita M. Patil (India)

Phan Thanh Duc (Vietnam)
Dean, Faculty of Management Information Systems, Banking Academy of Vietnam

 Phan Thanh Duc (Vietnam)

Saroj Srisai (Thailand)
Head, Environment Division, ASEAN Secretariat

 Saroj Srisaiさん (タイ)

Wang Xin (China)
Deputy Director, Multimedia Center, Nanjing Daily

 Wang Xinさん (中国)

For the profiles of each the fellows go to the ALFP homepage:

Event detail

Time & Date Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Lecture Hall, International House of Japa
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5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo google map

Admission Free (reservations required)

Registration Form

Language English (with Japanese simultaneous interpretation)
Organized by Japan Foundation Asia Center, International House of Japan