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President Glassner builds connections in Asia

November 07, 2012

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With nationally recognized overseas study programs and students from 66 countries on campus, Lewis & Clark has strong connections with communities around the world.

This November, President Barry Glassner is visiting China, Korea, and Japan, to deepen ties with alumni and build new relationships with local leaders. Below are some highlights from his travels.

On November 14, President Glassner and his wife, Betsy Amster, hosted a reception for high school counselors at Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen in Shanghai. 

On November 13, President Glassner and his wife, Betsy Amster, hosted a reception for Lewis & Clark alumni and parents at Ming Court Restaurant in Shanghai. Guests included host Jun Ge J.D. ’95, managing director of Intel China, John Stephenson ’89, Sara Rothert ’84, and David Willis ’10.

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On November 12, President Glassner and his wife, Betsy Amster, met with Vice President Katsuichi Uchida and staff from the Center of International Education at Waseda University. Lewis & Clark and Waseda have a long history of exchange students between the two colleges, and Waseda often sponsors Lewis & Clark faculty as visiting researchers, including Andrew Bernstein, associate professor of history, and Bruce Suttmeier, associate professor of Japanese.

On November 10, President Glassner and his wife, Betsy Amster, hosted a reception for Lewis & Clark alumni and parents at the Tokyo American Club. Guests included Takashi Shoda ’89, Toshinobu Toyama ’97, Taiichi Kamegai ’90, Atsuyoshi Yoshida ’71, Takashi Shinohara ’96, Hiroaki Okamoto ’92, Keisuke Nagai ’97, Kei Nagai ’97, Yoshimi Shibata ’66, and Masamitsu Kanegae ’99. Also in attendance were Kei Thompson ’06 and Lee Thompson ’81, a three generation Lewis & Clark family. Kei’s sister, Hitomi Thompson, graduated in 2003 and Lee’s father, George Thompson, graduated with the class of 1950.

On November 8, President Glassner and his wife, Betsy Amster, hosted a reception for Lewis & Clark alumni and parents at the Sheraton Seoul D-Cube City Hotel. Guests included Young Mok Kim B.A. 88, Shin-Han Kim ’98, Jung Han Kim B.S. ’96, Richard Kim B.A. ’91, Inkeon Chun B.A. ’99, Kang Jin Lee B.A. ’06, Sungjin Lee B.A. ’05 J.D. ’11, and Sirgoo Lee J.D. ’97.

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