Alumni Fellows News
March 30, 2017
Last month alumni Fellow Leo Bosner participated in the “Building the TOMODACHI Generation: Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program,” at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC). The program is administered by TWC and implemented in partnership with the U.S.-Japan Research Institute. It brings together American and Japanese university students to work collaboratively on problems of how to strengthen civil society to deal with issues such as major disasters. In this program, Mr. Bosner chaired a panel on “Understanding the Relationships Between Civil Society and its Stakeholders,” and also gave a lecture on “The Organization and Management of Volunteers in Disasters.” The program is funded through the TOMODACHI Initiative — a public-private partnership born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. Mr. Bosner participated in the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program as a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1999-2001.
Alumni Fellow Scott Olsen was the featured speaker at a March 21 American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) event in Tokyo. Mr. Olsen, who currently serves as senior vice president for federal advocacy at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) presented “A View from Capitol Hill – Developments Related to the U.S. Healthcare System.” Mr. Olsen participated in the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program as a representative of the Office of United States Senator Max Baucus from 1998-2000.