Meiko Kotani is the instructor for the Stanford e-Japan Program, Stanford-Hiroshima Collaboration Project on Entrepreneurship (SHCPE), and SPICE/Waseda Intensive Course on Sustainable Business and Social Innovation for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).
Prior to joining SPICE, she worked as Program Coordinator for the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) where she managed projects and events related to research and education on contemporary Japanese issues. She also has experience working in the international public sectors including NTT PHI Laboratories where she worked as Program Manager to promote basic research on quantum theory of open-dissipative systems and its application to information processing.
Meiko received a BA in international relations from University of Oregon, and MA in international relations and diplomacy from Schiller International University in Paris. She was born in Japan and lived in China, Oman, Pakistan, France, and Russia before coming to the U.S.