Kenichi Nishikawa


MPA 2014-Cornell Institute of Public Affairs

M.A. International Development 2005-Nagoya University

B.A. International Relations 2000-Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Prior to attending Cornell, Kenichi worked for 6 years designing and implementing social programs in the Mexican Ministry of Social Development. As Director of Operations for the Ministry, Kenichi was in charge of the nationwide implementation of the Emergency Temporary Employment Program in the aftermath of natural disasters directed the day to day operation and design the expansion of the Over 70 Program and coordinated the delivery of the different services of the Migrant Worker Aid Program. Prior to this assignment, Kenichi was the chief social program coordinator of 4 federal programs in the State of Chihuahua during which time he also taught an undergraduate course in International Relations in the Monterrey Tech. As a graduate student of Public Administration and a participant in the Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion, Kenichi is interested in working on the development initiatives focused on poverty and natural disasters.