Kazuyo Hanaikazuyo hanaiAssistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
Dr. Hanai graduated from the University of Tsukuba (B.A. in History), and the Graduate School of Education (M.A. in Education). After serving as a teacher at Seijo Gakuen high school, she graduated from the Graduate School of Public Policy (MPP in International Public Policy), and earned a Ph.D. at Graduate School for Frontier Sciences of the University of Tokyo (Ph.D. in International Cooperation Studies). Prior to joining IFI, she served as Project Research Associate at Graduate School of Public Policy of the University of Tokyo. She joined IFI in April, 2018. Her research focuses on the relations between the conflict minerals issue in the DR Congo and responsibility of Japanese consumers. Her recent book is ‘Justice of Resource Issue: Responsibility of Consumers on Conflict Minerals Issue in DR Congo’ (Toshindo, 2016). In 2019, she has established NPO RITA-Congo. Also, she works on peace education.