Fellow, JCIE/USA

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.