Please join us for a Jumbo talk on MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses)

Please join us for a Jumbo talk on

MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) with

Dr. Mary Lee J75, M83 and former Associate Provost for Tufts University School of Medicine

March 1, 2015    2:30PM

Free for Tufts Alumni

Open to friends and family 

Alumni/Parents RSVP: Click here to register!

Non-Alumni RSVP: Come join us!

*1000 yen entrance fee for non-Tufts Alumni

Beverages and light snacks will be served

Map: Wesley Foundation in Minami Aoyama

Dr. Lee is an internationally recognized clinician educator. She was Tufts University School of Medicine’s first Dean for Educational Affairs, and later Associate Provost for Tufts University. Dr. Lee is currently the Kimitaka Kaga Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo for 2014-2015.

Dr. Lee has a particular interest in how innovations in faculty development, leadership training, integrated technology, and open access can transform professional education and global health. Under her leadership, major initiatives include Academic Leadership Development, CELTTUSK (open source system used in 15 countries), Tufts OpenCourseWare, and USAID One Health Core Competency Development (for pandemic training in Southeast Asia and Africa).

More on MOOCs from Wiki: A massive open online course (MOOC; /muːk/) is an onlinecourse aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).


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BUCJ After-work Mixer – March 5, 2015

March Mixer




The Brown Club of Japan would like to announce our first after-work mixer for 2015!

Let’s get together and catch up with fellow Brown alumni and friends at 37 Steakhouse & Bar, conveniently located in the Roppongi Hills area (Keyakizaka Dori). This event is free to enter. Cash bar for all food and drinks.

Arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour!


Date:  Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Time:  6:30 pm ~

Address:  6-15-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo



We hope to see you there!

The Brown University Club of Japan

“UN Security Council: Hyperactive But Failing?” by United Nations University Rector David Malone

We are pleased to invite your members to a talk “UN Security Council: Hyperactive But Failing?” by United Nations University Rector David Malone.

The UN Security Council occupies an important place in international relations, because under international law only it can authorize coercive measures in the international sphere binding on all members states. Our speaker will touch on the Council’s decisions, motivations, and its institutional personality and relationships, relating these factors to current tensions between great powers.

Malone, a Harvard Kennedy School MPA and Oxford PhD, is the sixth Rector of United Nations University in Tokyo. He was formerly Under-Secretary-General at the UN and served in many posts in international relations for the government of his native Canada.

The event will be held at Roppongi Hills Club on Thursday February 26 and includes a standing buffet dinner with cash bar for all beverages. The cost per person is 5,000 yen. Details including registration can be seen in the announcement below or at   We hope you and some of your members can attend.


Best wishes,

Harvard Club of Japan

Update: Benjamin turns into a Japanese manga!


Please RSVP for this event so that we can arrange the space to accommodate everyone:

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

The Brown University Club of Japan’s Cultural Chair, Benjamin Boas ‘06.5, is coming out with a book next month…a Japanese comic! Benjamin’s book, “Everything I ever needed to learn about Japan I learned through comic books and games,” (日本のことは漫画とゲームで学びました)is a collection of comic essays written with artist Chika Aoyagi. It chronicles Benjamin’s history with Japanese culture from the tender young age of 4 when he learned how to handle both chopsticks and Nintendo controllers. The book includes episodes about petitioning his high school to allow Japanese classes, learning salaryman etiquette through anime, pontificating on the “Japanese James Bond” Golgo 13 and many more!

The book is an enjoyable ride through the world of Japanese popular culture as seen through the eyes of a colorful American.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 14:00 ~ 18:00 Place: Half Moon Hall (nearest Stn:  Shimokitazawa) Address:    4-10-4 Kitazawa

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

The Brown University Club of Japan