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FPG Lecture Series Welcomes Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa

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Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa as the fourth speaker in our 2018-2019 lecture series Child Development in a Global Context.

Improving Early Childhood Development Among Syrian Refugees in the Middle East Refugee Response Region

Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa, PhD, is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, and Co-Director of the Global TIES for Children center at NYU. He is a core faculty member of the Psychology of Social Intervention and Human Development and Social Intervention programs at Steinhardt. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Metropolitan Center for Equity and the Transformation of Schools and the Institute of Human Development and Social Change at NYU.

Dr. Yoshikawa is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development. He conducts research in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. He has also conducted research on culture, sexuality and youth and young adult development in the contexts of HIV/AIDS risk and prevention and is currently conducting research on GSAs (gender and sexuality alliances) in Massachusetts. His current projects also include leading the research and evaluation for the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change funded partnership of Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to provide early childhood programming for Syrian refugee families in the Middle East; the first experimental evaluation of an unconditional cash transfer for families with young children in the United States; and the Listening Project, a Spencer Foundation funded project evaluating a middle-school-based intervention in New York City schools to train students and teachers in transformative curiosity (interviewing and listening).

Dr. Yoshikawa’s recent books include Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality (with Ajay Chaudry, Taryn Morrissey, and Christina Weiland, 2017, Russell Sage) and Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children (2011, Russell Sage).

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