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122nd GLOCOL Seminar -- Fieldwork, Internship, and Experiential Learning Design Office's Global Expert Lecture #24: Working as a UN staffer while raising children

2015-2-13 (Fri) 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In this seminar, Dr. Fujii, who has worked at the World Health Organization (WHO), will speak about a variety of topics such working as a UN staff member, being a mother of three children as well as how she got two degrees and improved her English skills in Japan. It is sure to be interesting--don't miss it!
Lecturer: FUJII Mai, former Universal Health Coverage (UNHCR) officer, Regional Office for South-East Asia, WHO

There is no fee for attending.
Registration is required.
To apply, send an email to The subject of your email should be "February 13th lecture." Include your name and the name of your department or organization in the email. Onsite registration will also be accepted.

Brief bio of FUJII Mai
Dr. Fujii hails from Fukushima Prefecture. She graduated from the Division of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of the Ryukyus. 6 months after graduation, she was married. While working as a nurse, she attended night classes at the Michigan State University Graduate School. When she gave birth to her first child, she retired from working as a nurse after she became unable to work the late shift.
A year after the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, she started to work as a health nurse at a healthcare center in Hyogo Prefecture. Later, she retired from work after her husband was transferred to Malaysia.
While in Malaysia, she studied to obtain her second master's degree and gave birth to her second and third children. For the next ten years, she worked as a volunteer health adviser, a healthcare staffer at JICA, and a university faculty member. Following those positions, in 2005 she passed the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Examination sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In January 2007, she was sent to the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO). Later, as a WHO full-time employee, she worked at both the WHO headquarters and the Regional Office for South-East Asia in India.
Dr. Fujii has various accomplishments outside of work as well  -- from studies to housework, child-raising and more. She obtained two Master's degrees, from Michigan State University and The University of Tokyo. In 2010 she obtained her Doctorate degree from The University of Tokyo.

Twitter: @MaiFujii

Date: 2015-2-13 (Fri) 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Organizer: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
Venue: Lecture Room #3, Health Science Division, Faculty of Medicine
Registration: Registration by email is required.
Contact: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University

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