Susan Hubbard is a fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) in New York and a midwife at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She served as a senior associate at JCIE/USA for more than a decade until 2016, during which time she led JCIE/USA’s programs on global health and human security. Prior to joining JCIE/USA, she was program director for East Asia at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University where, among other activities, she ran a dialogue and capacity-building project with representatives from youth, women’s, and political organizations representing 12 ethnic groups from Burma. She has also previously worked in JCIE/Japan in Tokyo and with the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and she served as a Brian Kane Fellow with the Kiyosato Education Experiment Project (KEEP) in Yamanashi, Japan.
Ms. Hubbard co-authored Human Security in the United Nations and Building Resilience: Human Security Approaches to AIDS in Africa and Asia with Tomoko Suzuki and is a co-editor, with Satoko Itoh, of Doing Well by Doing Good: Innovative Corporate Responses to Communicable Diseases.
She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and Asian studies from Northwestern University, a master of international affairs with a focus on international development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a master of science in midwifery from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is a board member of the American Committee for KEEP and a member of the editorial board of the journal Global Health Governance.
“East Asia Regional Cooperation on Global Health,” Asia Unbound, Council on Foreign Relations (2014)
“Health and Human Security (with Keiko Watanabe),” Global Health Governance (2012)
“Human Security Approaches for Disaster Recovery and Resilience (with Masamine Jimba, Tomoko Suzuki, & others),” Japan Medical Association Journal (2011)
A New Framework for US–Japan Development Cooperation (with Eriko Sase) [pdf 416kb], An Enhanced Agenda for US–Japan Partnership—Working Papers (2011)
“Levi Strauss Donor Advised Fund in Japan,” Corporate-NGO Partnership in Asia Pacific (1999)
“Conference Report,” Emerging Civil Society in the Asia Pacific Community (1995)