Rahmatika Dewi is a doctoral student at the International Education Development Program of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Development from Hiroshima University. Her research interests include job sustainability especially in the digitalization and Industry 4.0 era, skills for the future of work, higher education institutions (HEIs) and industries nexus, and HEIs curriculum reforms. Her research is situated in Indonesia. Rahmatika assists in social media management and information dissemination of NERPS activities in English since April 2021.
Rika Monzawa is a second-year master’s student at the International Peace and Co-existence Program of Hiroshima University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For her research topic, “A Study of High School Students’ Views on “Peace” in Hiroshima, she surveys the youth of Hiroshima to find out what kind of values for peace they hold and how Hiroshima as a place and peace education in Hiroshima influence them. From April 2022, Rika has been mainly responsible for the Japanese social media management and website updates of NERPS.
Dita Pelawi is a first-year master’s student at the International Education Development Program of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University. Her research interest is internationalization at HEIs, including academic mobility and the development of the international relation office of HEIs. From February 2023, she will assist in social media management and information dissemination of NERPS activities in English.
Aathirai Thevarajah is a first-year master’s student at the International Peace and Co-existence Program of Hiroshima University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is from Sri Lanka and has received her bachelor’s degree from the Tokyo University of Agriculture in international agricultural development. Currently, her interests lie in front-line negotiations and humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. From February 2023, she will assist NERPS with its day-to-day activities, organizing webinars and social media management.
Former Student Fellows and Research Assistants
John Lee Candelaria
John Lee Candelaria was a Ph.D. student at the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History from the University of the Philippines. His dissertation project investigated the dynamics of state memorialization of war through monuments and memorials in Southeast Asia in the twentieth century. He conducts research on Philippine and Southeast Asian history, politics, heritage, and international relations. Lee provided research assistance to the NERPS project on Sustainable Peace and Peaceful Sustainability in Conflict-Affected Societies from October 2020-September 2022.
Kai Kagitani studied Anthropology at the International Peace and Co-existence Program of Hiroshima University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. His supervisors were Prof. Koki Seki and Dr. Moe Nakazora. His research topic was the possibility of coexistence between skateboarders and non-skateboarders in street spaces. He conducted fieldwork at the park in Hiroshima city by focusing on skateboarders and non-skateboarders’ practices and how they are sharing the space through their commonality. He assisted in collecting SDGs-related activities at Hiroshima University from April 2021 to March 2022.
Alva Linnér is a master student in Development Studies at Lund University, Sweden, from where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. Her previous research activities include exploring the effects of climate change on international security, as well as the socio-economic aspects of armed conflict and development. She is the co-author of a recent chapter in Swedish on the geopolitics of trade in a climate changed world. She has previously worked as a research assistant at Linköping University, Sweden. In her master thesis, she will continue to explore how climate change impacts affect the onset of armed conflicts. Alva provides research assistance to the NERPS project on Climate governance and geopolitics in the Pacific from September to December 2022.
Rebeca Tabosa is an MSc. student of Environment and Sustainable Development at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Paraiba, and a masters degree in Urban Management and Development from the Institute for Housing and Urban Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. She previously worked as an intern at UN Habitat Regional Office for Asian and the Pacific in Japan. She is currently interested in developing her master thesis about climate change adaptation and resilience in a Latin America context. Rebecca provided research assistance to the NERPS project on Sustainable Peace and Peaceful Sustainability in Conflict-Affected Societies from October 2020-March 2021.
Mika Sakai was a master’s student at the Department of Biosphere Science at Hiroshima University. Her major was Agricultural Economics, and her research was about good agricultural practices on tropical fruits in Thailand. She traveled to Thailand for a five-month fieldwork and visited the big productions areas of durian. She assisted in collecting and disseminating information about the SDGs-related activities of Hiroshima University from 2019 until March 2020.
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