Profile of Current Program Advisors

Profile of Current Program Advisors

Name NISHIMURA Shojiro
Research topics United Nations Peacekeeping: Recent Trend and Future Prospect
Expertise United Nations, Security Council, Peacekeeping Operations, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Africa
Experiences Shojiro obtained degrees of Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution of American University in the United States and Bachelor of Arts in Language and Area Studies (English) of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He worked for the United Nations as Information Analyst in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Political Affairs Officer and Special Assistant in United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). He also assumed various duties in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan including in Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division, Embassy in South Sudan, First Africa Division, United Nations Policy Division and Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Shojiro conducted work related to United Nations’ responses to conflicts mainly by the Security Council and field missions. He joined the Secretariat in April 2017.
Name IMAI Hinata
Research topics Peacekeeping Operations and Local Ownership, The Role of Regional Organizations in Peacekeeping Operations: Focusing on the African Union (AU)
Expertise African Politics, Election Observation, Statebuilding, Peacekeeping Operations, Regional Organizationions
Experiences Prior to joining the Secretariat in May 2017, she worked as a director for an NGO, engaging in international election observation mission in Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Hinata is currently a PhD Candidate in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, conducting her research on statebuilding processes in post-conflict countries, with specific focus on African politics. While pursuing her studies, she worked as a program coordinator for Hiroshima Peacebuilders center, as well as an intern at Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, and International Organization for Migration (IOM), Rwanda. As for the latter organization, Hinata took part in projects related to Integrated Border Management and Labour Migration Management. Hinata holds a BA in Sociology from Japan Women’s University and a MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
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