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Michael GohDavid ChapmanDavid Chapman, Birkmaier Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, was a guest of the Japanese Ministry of Education to present a paper (with Jouko Sarvi, head of education work at the Asian Development Bank) at the International Symposium on Regional and Interregional Cooperation of Universities held at the University of Tokyo, February 17-18. Michael Goh, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, was a visiting professor at the Center for Innovation Research in Cultural Intelligence and Leadership (CIRCQL), Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, February 13-20.

Chapman presented preliminary results of the Asian Development Bank's two-year study of higher education issues in Southeast and East Asia, for which he serves as team leader. Attending the conference was recent OLPD graduate Yuki Watabe, an assistant professor at Kyoto University in Japan.

Goh was invited to participate as an assessor and consultant for a cross-cultural situational role-play assessment center for MBA students who are future leaders in their respective countries. CIRCQL was founded by a U of M distinguished alumnus, professor Soon Ang (Carlson School of Management '93). Participants were from Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, and Kazakhstan. Goh, Ang, and associates are cultivating an interdisciplinary research agenda to develop cultural intelligence situational role play assessment centers to train culturally competent global leaders, counselors, psychologists, and teachers.

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