Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, Co-Director of the Global TIES for Children center Remarks Hirokazu Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, and Co-Director (with J. Lawrence Aber) of the Global TIES for Children center at NYU. He is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development. He conducts research in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. His current projects also include leading the research and evaluation for the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change and LEGO Foundation funded partnerships of Sesame Workshop with the International Rescue Committee and BRAC to provide early childhood programming for Syrian refugee families in the Middle East and Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh and the first experimental evaluation of an unconditional cash transfer for families with young children in the United States. His most recent book is Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. In 2020, he served on the Biden / Sanders Unity Task Force on Education. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from NYU.