Japan-Yale leadership program alumni reunite, meet with President Salovey

PEAKS Reunion

During his visit to Japan earlier this year, Yale President Peter Salovey met with participants of the Yale-PEAKS virtual program. Launched in 2021, the Promoting the Evolution of Academia for a Knowledge Society (PEAKS) program convenes representatives of Japanese universities, government, and corporate entities, meeting virtually with Yale experts to discuss the role of innovation ecosystems in promoting entrepreneurship.

In his remarks to the PEAKS alumni, President Salovey, who has participated in all four of the virtual programs since the inception of the collaboration, highlighted the importance of setting priorities and planning in the context of academia. Many of the alumni conveyed both their enthusiasm and appreciation for the PEAKS program, as well as their excitement to meet President Salovey in person, with one participant bringing a copy of President Salovey’s work on emotional intelligence to be signed.

President Salovey also met with Dr. Takahiro Ueyama, Chief Executive Member of Japan’s Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation, who, in collaboration with Yale’s Pericles Lewis, spearheaded the university’s participation in the PEAKS program. Dr. Ueyama and President Salovey discussed future iterations of the program, a potential move to in-person training, and how best to engage with shifts in technology and population demographics as well as the role of universities to evolve alongside those shifts.


To learn more about President Salovey’s trip to Japan, read the full article.

To learn more about the Japan PEAKS program, read about a previous session.