Class 2 (2003-2005)

Mai Hosoi, Japan

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law from Keio University, Mai has become a specialist on Japan’s refugee and development aid policy. She also has worked extensively with refugee status recognition policy in developing countries. Mai is proficient in English in addition to her native Japanese. She began her professional career as an intern for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tokyo, where she researched court decisions regarding refugees and interviewed asylum seekers. Since then, she has worked as an attaché for the Japanese Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she has been responsible for promoting reconciliation among ethnic groups. Mai plans to continue her work with returning refugees and internationally displaced persons in post-conflict areas after she completes her Rotary World Peace Fellowship.