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Hirokazu Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University.  He conducts research on how policies related to early childhood, parental employment, poverty, and immigration affect children’s development in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries.  He has served on the Early Childhood Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Head Start Research and Evaluation Advisory Committee under the Clinton and Obama administrations.  He received his Ph.D. at New York University and has served on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, including as its Academic Dean.