The Academic Committee is comprised of the president and a team of professors and academic consultants.  The Committee works together to guide the quality and delivery of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program, assist with developing scholarship criteria and eligibility requirements, review candidates for scholarships, and evaluate results.

Professor Katsuichi UCHIDA

President, BXAI
Senior Advisor and Professor Emeritus, Waseda University
Board Advisor, US-Japan Research Institute

Professor Katsuichi UCHIDA is Senior Advisor of Waseda University.  Before assuming the current position, he served as Vice President for International Affairs from 2006 to 2014.  He holds a B.A. in Law from Waseda’s School of Law, and later earned an M.A. and completed postgraduate study in the Graduate School of Law.

He became professor of Law in 1984, and he was subsequently named to be the founding Dean of Waseda’s School of International Liberal Studies in 2004, an interdisciplinary liberal arts program that has inspired similar undertakings throughout Asia.

His research field is Japanese Civil Law, he has published many articles and books on Japanese Civil Law, and was elected as a member of the Japan Science Council (Nihon Gakujutsu Kaigi).

Professor Uchida is also an acknowledged expert in international education and served as President of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education from 2014 to 2016.

He also served as President of the US-Japan Research Institute in Washington, DC, a joint undertaking by nine of Japan’s top universities to dispatch policy related researchers to the U.S. for 8 years.