Past Events

The Future of Coral: Climate Change and Coral Reefs in the U.S. and Okinawa


Join the OIST Foundation for an on-line discussion about research in the U.S. and Japan on the impact of climate change on coral reefs featuring Dr. Timothy Ravasi, Professor of Marine Science, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) & Dr. Jose M. Eirin-Lopez, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University (Miami, Florida).


[Webinar] The Future of Higher Education in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons from Japan and the United States


As campuses are shuttered and classes moved online, the spread of COVID-19 poses mid-term and long-term uncertainties, as well as opportunities to implement innovation for positive change for the higher education industry. 

(Webinar) Expedition Japan: Commodore Perry's Hidden Interest in Science


Join this exciting OIST Foundation webinar to learn about the unknown scientific aspects of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s exhibition to Japan. Featuring Dr. Matthew Perry, a wildlife scientist and descendent of Commodore Perry, the webinar will touch upon the ways in which this early US-Japan interaction formed a base for long-term US-Japan science diplomacy and exchange. 

The Coronavirus in the U.S. and Japan: Perspectives from the Health Sector (Webinar)


This public webinar will explore the evolving impact of the novel coronavirus in the United States and Japan and lessons we might learn from the experiences of our two countries.