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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 500 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Please use the following keywords in the search function to locate your sessions of interest: K-12, Post-secondary and Language.

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Takahashi Sekiyama

UMAP International Secretariat
Executive Director
Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Sekiyama, Professor of Global Education at Toyo University in Tokyo, is currently involved in promotion of student mobility in the Asia Pacific region as Executive Director of UMAP International Secretariat. Before joining academia, Dr. Sekiyama has had diverse policy-making experiences such as planning the national budget, negotiating economic treaties with foreign countries, and planning economic aid to developing countries at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As for his academic training, Dr. Sekiyama obtained Ph.D. in International Studies from The University of Tokyo, Ph.D. in International Politics from Peking University, and P.G.C. in Sustainability from Harvard University. His research mainly focuses on International Political Economy in the Asia Pacific region. He published numerous books, journal articles, papers and reports in English, Japanese, and Chinese. Dr. Sekiyama loves to spend weekends on his camping car in a countryside together with his wife and two boys.

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