Hiroaki Matsuura, ScD '12, is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Health Economics and Demography at Shoin University in Japan, and one of eight members of the World Committee of Tourism Ethics of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Previously, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Tourism, Media and Cultural Studies from 2017 to 2019. Before joining Shoin, Matsuura was Departmental Lecturer in the Economy of Japan at the University of Oxford’s School of Interdiciplinary Area Studies (now Oxford School of Global and Area Studies). He is an economist and demographer who is interested in the intersection between human rights and population health. In the past ten years, he has contributed to policy-relevant research in these fields and worked for five different UN organizations (UNDP, UNFPA, UNU-WIDER, UNWTO, and WFP) and three think tanks (NBER, CGD, Japan Research Institute, and ESRI). In addition to his academic background, he has served as a member of the university evaluation committee at the Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation and a board member in various educational organizations, hospitals, and academic societies. He received his B.A. in Economics from Keio University, M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago, M.S. in Project Management from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Sc.D. in Global Health and Population (Economics track) from Harvard University’s School of Public Health. He is an editor-in-chief of the Biodemography and Social Biology as well as editorial board member of the Child Abuse Review, International Journal of Social Welfare and Sociology of Illness and Health, among others.