Samuel M. Shepherd spoke Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Shoreline Community College as part of the Global Eyes series sponsored by the Global Affairs Center at the college.
Shepherd’s presentation was titled, “Chinese-Japanese Relations in a New World Order.”
Shepherd is Senior Advisor with the Associates in Cultural Exchange based in Seattle and manages his own consulting firm, Shepherd & Associates.
In November, 2010, the Japanese Government announced that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan had decorated Shepherd with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Leaf with Rosette in recognition of his “contribution to strengthening of the relations between Japan and the United States through educational exchanges and internationalization of education in Japan.”
While serving as CEO of Fulbright-Japan, Shepherd was appointed to the Central Council for Education by the Japanese Minister of Education in 1995-98, and served on the standing committee for external evaluations of National universities, Japanese National Institute for Academic Degrees & University Evaluations.
Shepherd earned a Master’s in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii. He spent two years teaching in Korea as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and was a Fulbright Teacher Trainer to Japan in 1973-74. Shepherd has spoken and written widely on issues related to international educational exchange, language education, cross-cultural communication, globalization and reform in higher education.
The next Global Eyes series event is scheduled for Nov. 12 with Prof. Ernest Johnson presenting “Progressive Islam and the Three Equalities.”