As part of its Lifelong Learning program, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania hosted the “Wharton Global Forum Tokyo 2013” for Wharton alumni on May 24 and 25, 2013 in Tokyo. A faculty delegation from the world-class Wharton School and Wharton alumni who are active as leaders both in Japan and abroad gathered in Japan to discuss and exchange ideas on issues facing Japan and the world as a whole.
Day 1 Welcome Reception - Day 2 Morning Sessions
Akihisa Shiozaki, WG'10, Master of Ceremony, opened the forum.
Thomas S. Robertson
The Reliance Professor of Management & Private Enterprise, Dean, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Yotaro Kobayashi, WG'58
Honorary Chairman, Organizing Committee, Tokyo
Keisuke Muratsu, WG'75
Chairman, Organizing Committee, Tokyo
President, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Science; Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School of Communication, The University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Gutmann addressed the value of higher education and spoke of Penn’s recent entry into the world of massive open online courses, called MOOCs, in her address, “Maximizing Returns: The Enduring Value and Bold Future of Higher Education.”
“Online learning is a bold experiment in higher education,” said Gutmann. “MOOCs [massive open online courses] are increasing access to education and have the potential to touch underserved populations in new ways. The University of Pennsylvania is proud to be among those leading the way in this new venture.”
Takeshi Kunibe, WG'82
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Tokyo
Yotaro Kobayashi, WG'58 & Amy Gutmann
Keisuke Muratsu, WG'75, Yotaro Kobayashi, WG'58, Amy Gutmann, Tom Robertson, Takeshi Kunibe, WG'82