International education reminds us that education is a fundamental human rights, yet, it cannot not be taken for granted in many places in the world. I believe that it is my role and responsibility, as a scholar of international education, to help marginalized people who deserve decent education. Having multiple perspectives through the lenses of International education, we will become a better thinker, better planner and better communicators for better changes.
Yukiko "Yuki" Yamamoto is a University of Pittsburgh alumna from the Ph.D (2011) and Master's (2004) programs in Social an Comparative Analysis in Education. Her dissertation titled, "Mapping Human Capital for Self-employment: Education for Job Creation—An Alternative Approach to Youth Unemployment," received Best Dissertation Award from IISE in 2013. Currently, Yuki is an Associate Professor at Tokyo University and Graduate School of Social Welfare, Education Center for International Students in Tokyo, Japan, where she teaches courses on international studies. Yuki's research has covered countries such as Mongolia and Japan and her research interests include international development education, youth education, education for the labor market, entrepreneurial education, and ICT education. Yuki is also an active member of the Comparative and International Education Society, the Japan Society for International Development, and the Education Research Institute Network.