​Fellow, JCIE/USA

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Atsuko Yokobori Geiger joined JCIE/USA in 2007 and is a fellow. She previously oversaw operations, including both financial management and office administration, as director of operations. She has managed a number of programs, including the Expanding  Support for Democratic Governance Program and the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Award for Japanese Traditional Culture and Contemporary Society. She has also been involved in JCIE’s disaster relief–related programs.

Dr. Geiger co-authored “Donations from the United States” with JCIE colleague Satoko Ito, a featured article in the Japanese publication Giving Japan 2012. In addition, she co–wrote a special report, “Friendship across Borders: Nearly 100 US Sister City Organizations Raise Relief Funds for Japan,” with JCIE colleague Toshihiro Menju, which was included in JCIE’s September 2012 Civil Society Monitor.

Dr. Geiger received her PhD from the University of Delaware. Her dissertation focused on the role of civil society organizations in the development of anti–human trafficking policy in Japan. She holds a BA in political science from Winona State University and an MA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Regional Frameworks for Managing Migration and the Role of Civil Society Organizations,” Asia on the Move: Regional Migration and the Role of Civil Society (2015)

Innovative Disaster Responses: Model Approaches from Japan’s 3/11 Disaster, (2015)

Bringing People Together: Assessing the Impact of 3/11 on US-Japan Grassroots Exchange, (2015)

“Friendship across Borders: Nearly 100 US Sister City Organizations Raise Relief Funds for Japan,” Civil Society Monitor, Special Report (2012)