Professor Tish Robinson appointed as a Commissioner to the Japan-U.S. Fulbright Educational Commission

Apr 9, 2014

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Professor Tish Robinson has been recently appointed by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy as a Commissioner to the Japan-U.S. Fulbright Educational Commission, which oversees Fulbright Fellowships between the U.S. and Japan.

The Japan-United States Educational Commission was established in order to promote mutual understanding between Japan and the United States through the administration of educational exchange programs (Fulbright Exchange and Grant Program, Educational Advising, Fulbright Alumni Activities, Special Educational Exchange Projects). The Commission is composed of ten members, five Americans and five Japanese, who are appointed annually by their respective governments. Two members on each side represent the government while the remaining members come from the private sector. The Commission plays an important role in devising plans and setting policies regarding Japan-U.S. exchanges.