The Fair was hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, under the direction of Rosie Edmond & Jonathan Lembright (Regional Education Advising Coordinators – REACs of EducationUSA).
Presenters in the 4-hour Fair talked about opportunities for LGBT students to come to the U.S. to study at colleges and universities. Topics included scholarships, professional associations, student programs and many other services available to LGBT students in and outside of US campuses.
The Fair’s opening remarks were made by Ambassador David Huebner, US Ambassador to New Zealand & Samoa (U.S. Embassy, Wellington). Closing remarks were made by Consul General Patrick J. Linehan, who is U.S. Consul General at Osaka-Kobe (Japan).
LL.M. Roadmap author (George Edwards) presented on this topic: Rights of LGBT International Students Enrolled in U.S. Colleges & Universities: International Human Rights Law, U.S. Federal Law, and State & Local Law Protections. (A handout of his presentation is attached below in this blog entry.) Many faculty and staff at other U.S. schools presented on a range of topics.
Discussion was lively throughout the Fair, with professors, staff, students, government officials from Portland to Perth to Penang, and many cities and countries in between.
The fair was scheduled based on Tokyo time 8:00 a.m. to noon 4 September 2013. However, given the many time zones of