March 11th: Forum “What are the qualities and skills required of future leaders?”


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Friday,  March 11th  19:00-20:00 (JST)

  • Date/Time: March 11, 2022 (Friday) 19: 00-20:00 (30-minute lecture, 30-minute Q&A session)
  • Speaker: Ms. Lin Kobayashi (Co-Founder and Chair of the Board, UWC ISAK Japan)
  • Venue: Online via Zoom
  • Language: Japanese (English translation via Zoom chat will be provided)
  • How to participate: After purchasing your ticket (fee@¥1,000), please access the event from the Peatix My Page.


Speaker Profile: 


Ms. Lin Kobayashi
Co-Founder and Chair of the Board, UWC ISAK Japan UWC ISAK Japan is one of the newest additions to the United World College movement and is a residential high school that opened in Karuizawa in 2014.
UWC ISAK aims to bring together top students from around the world with the aim of developing leaders who are eager to work for positive change in their countries and communities.

Lin’s passion for education began during her studies at Pearson College UWC in Canada, and continued to develop over the years. Before returning to Tokyo in 2008 to launch the ISAK project, she spent two years working for the United Nations Children’s Fund in the Philippines, where she worked programming non-formal education projects for street children. Prior to UNICEF, Lin worked at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Lin began her career at Morgan Stanley and holds an MA in International Education Policy Analysis from Stanford University and a BA in Development Economics from the University of Tokyo. Lin was a 2017 Greenberg World Fellow at Yale University, and she also serves on the boards of Asia Pacific Initiative since 2018, and UWC International since 2020.


“Young Global Leader (YGL)” by World Economic Forum;
“2013 Change-Maker of the Year”, by Nikkei Business;
“2015 Woman of the Year” by Nikkei Woman;
“2016 Management Award of the Year” by Zaikai ;
“2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Japan” by Ernst & Young.


▼ Inquiries Organizer:
Shizenkan University Alumni Association (Class of 2021)

Contact: Shizenkan University Alumni Secretariat






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