JICA Ogata Research Institute



Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

Ph.D. in International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan
Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal

Career Background

Research fellow, Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Support Team, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, Japan
Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan
Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies, Hosei University, Japan
Research Assistant, Peace and Development Team, JICA Research Institute, Japan
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal
Invited Professor, Department of International Relations and Public Administration, University of Minho, Portugal
Visiting Researcher, Center for African Studies, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

Major Publications

"The Cabo Delgado conundrum amidst the COVID-19 crisis: fostering resilience through inclusive development, peacebuilding, and prevention of violent extremism," the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) website
With Ako Muto. “Contextualizing the Sustaining Peace Approach in Contemporary Armed Conflicts: From High-Level International Mediation to Pragmatic Peacebuilding Initiatives in Syria.” Journal of Human Security Studies, Vol. 9 (1), 2020, pp. 39-56.

“The Rising Importance of Shared Political Values in Contemporary Japan-European Union Relations”. Lusíada International Politics and Security, series 1 (11), 2015, pp. 29-49
“Japan’s Contribution to UN Peacekeeping Operations in Southern Africa. A Quest for Peace of Prestige?” SACCPS Journal, vol. 2 (1) 2013, pp. 31-52
“Japanese Foreign Policy and Human Security in the Context of an Emerging New Global Order”. Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, vol. 3 (1), 2013, pp. 145-158
“The Post 1979 Iranian Foreign Policy: The Emergence of Theocratic Pragmatism?” International Public Policy Studies, vol. 17 (1), 2012, pp. 145-158


International Studies Association (ISA)
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
European Political Science Association (EPSA)
Portuguese Political Science Association (APSA)


Awarded with the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship 2011-2014

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