The OIST Foundation, the Canales Project, and the Ambassador’s Council sponsored this dialogue examining how leaders from the disciplines of art, science and diplomacy can work together to achieve common goals.
Ambassador Dr. Cvetkovikj Andrijana
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Macedonia to Japan
Co-Founder and Chairwoman Ambassador’s Council, CEO BrioNexus KK Advisor, OIST Foundation
Dr. Peter Gruss
President & CEO of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
Professor Robert Langer
David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT
Ms. Diemut Strebe
Multimedia Artist, working on the Intersection of Art and Science
Ms. Carla Dirlikov Canales
Professional Classical Singer and Arts Envoy for the U.S. Department of State
Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative
Mr. David Janes
President and CEO, OIST Foundation
Chief Advancement Officer, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
The Ambassador’s Council
A Japan-based NGO aimed at promoting peace, sustainability, and SDGs thru diplomacy and diplomatic networks.
The Canales Project (http://thecanalesproject.org/)
Founded by internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Carla Canales, The Canales Project (TCP) is a musical organization hosting a variety of collaborative, advocacy-centered projects that give voice to issues of identity and culture through music and conversation.
The OIST Foundation (https://oistfoundation.org/)
The mission of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc. is to promote innovative global scientific breakthroughs through enhancing and strengthening science and technology research and related programs at OIST and to empower Americans to support the sustainable development of Okinawa and deepen U.S.-Japan relations through OIST.