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Research (preliminary list)

  1. IDSS/ NTU in Singapore (with grants from Ford Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, NTU)
  2. Institute of International Relations and Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  3. Comparative Politics and Policy Advice In The Asian Pacific Region - James McGann
  4. Transnational Network Project - James McGann
  5. Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences (CBRSS) at Harvard University Program on Human Security
  6. Hiroshima Peace Institute - Comparative Research into Genocide and Mass Violence
  7. Hiroshima Peace Institute - Nuclear Disarmament in East Asia
  8. Sophia University, Tokyo - Insitution-Building for Human Security - From Asian Perspectives - Kawaguchi Kazuko, Sorpong Peou
  9. Akiko Fukushima - Comparative project on responses to human security by Canada and Japan
  10. Chungly Lee - Comparative project on responses to human security by Taiwan and Japan

  1. IDSS/ NTU in Singapore (with grants from Ford Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, NTU)
    Research on Evolving Approaches to Security in Asia Pacific. First phase was on traditional security and second phase will focus on human security. Web site: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/idss/research_03a.htm
  2. Institute of International Relations and Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
    A study of human security (2001-2003).
    Web site: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/acd/re/k-rsc/ras/ras_index.htm
  3. Comparative Politics and Policy Advice In The Asian Pacific Region - James McGann
    Research into why think tanks and civil society organizations survive in certain countries and not in others, and attempts to explain why open, democratic states are more hospitable to think tanks and other nongovernmental organizations. Completed 2003. James G. McGann, Ph.D., Director Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute, jm@fpri.org, www.fpri.org
  4. Transnational Network Project - James McGann
    A project on think tank networks and transnational threats evaluates the effectiveness and value of networks in their approach to international security policy.
  5. Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences (CBRSS) at Harvard University Program on Human Security
    Interdisciplinary research initiative which tackles an issue of increasing global concern: the inadequacy of our present formulation of "human security." The initiative combines public health, international relations, and statistical methodology to re-define human security and to provide more reliable methods of measuring it. While political scientists in international relations are ideally suited to study the outbreak of war and statistical methodologists to provide the best tools for its measurement, public health scholars are unique in their proficiency for understanding the human costs of military conflict. Political scientists at Harvard's Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences have already provided the first valid forecasts of when war will occur. Now with accurate forecasting methods at their disposal, program scholars can now prepare the ground for more reliable research into strategies for the prevention of war. The outcome promises to have profound and far-reaching implications for the global movement in international public policy toward redefining human security. Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA), and the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences (CBRSS) at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy at the World Health Organization (WHO).
  6. Hiroshima Peace Institute - Comparative Research into Genocide and Mass Violence
    An international research project that aims at comparing case studies on genocides and other instances of mass violence, elaborate criteria and elements of comparison, investigate common patterns and draw conclusions for future comparative studies to follow up. So far, there have been limited systematic efforts in this field. Case studies from around the globe.
    Web site: http://serv.peace.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/English/index.htm
  7. Hiroshima Peace Institute - Nuclear Disarmament in East Asia
    This project will address the basic question: "How have developments in the East Asian region helped erode current efforts toward global nuclear disarmament, and what actions in the East Asia region can effectively help promote this goal?" To promote this research, two workshops will be held attended by the members for exchanging information and ideas.
    Web site: http://serv.peace.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/English/index.htm
  8. Sophia University, Tokyo - Insitution-Building for Human Security - From Asian Perspectives - Kawaguchi Kazuko, Sorpong Peou
    Human security is a positive concept of security denoting freedom from multiple sources of threat to human life, such as repressive violence against political dissent and minorities, economic deprivation and political exclusion, but also unconventional sources of threat (AIDS, environmental scarcity, drugs as well as human trafficking). We seek to develop an agenda for promoting human security from Asian perspectives by looking at how states, international organizations, and non-state actors have sought to protect human life in the region. Potential themes include: postwar Japanese experience in "humanizing" the security apparatus, UN intervention in Southeast Asia, criminal justice in Cambodia and East Timor, the International Criminal Court, and the UN and NGO community for basic human needs. Web site: http://www.aglos-sophia.jp/en/index.html
  9. Akiko Fukushima - Comparative project on responses to human security by Canada and Japan
  10. Chungly Lee - Comparative project on responses to human security by Taiwan and Japan