Graduate School of International Culture and Communication StudiesWaseda University



*Not in charge of directed research due to sabbatical leave from March 2019 to March 2021.

  • Title: Professor
  • DegreePh.D. in International Conflict Analysis (University of Kent)
  • Directed ResearchPeace and Conflict Studies
  • Research FieldConflict Resolution, Peacebuilding


I hold a PhD in International Conflict Analysis (2002, University of Kent) a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (1996, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University).

I have conducted research in peace and conflict studies, especially focusing on the role of intermediaries such as the United Nations.
I have also served as a conflict resolution/peacebuilding practitioner in Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Aceh (Indonesia), Bangsamoro (Philippines), Afghanistan, and Okinawa (Japan).

My primary academic interest revolves around a field-based policy-oriented research for peace. I have applied my empirical experience gained as a reflective practitioner to my research. I have published both in English and Japanese on peacebuilding, security sector governance/reform, statebuilding, peace operations, civil-military coordination, etc. I have contributed to a series of discussion on ripeness in conflict resolution and hybridity in peacebuilding.

I teach courses in peace communication, global conflict and peacebuilding as well as supervise MA and PhD students who are interested in peace, conflict, security, and peacebuilding.

Uesugi, Y. et al (eds.) (forthcoming) Operationalizing Hybrid Peacebuilding in Asia, Palgrave Macmillan

Howe, B., Peou, S. and Uesugi, Y. (2021) UN Governance: Peace and Human Security in Cambodia and Timor-Leste, Palgrave Macmillan

Uesugi, Y. (ed) (2020) Hybrid Peacebuilding in Asia, Palgrave Macmillan.

Uesugi, Y. (ed) (2014) Peacebuilding and Security Sector Governance in Asia, LIT Verlang


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