The work of the Research Centre is overseen by Professor Toshiya Hoshino in the university, with OSIPP's Professor Satoh as the official liaison. The representative of IAFOR is Dr Joseph Haldane.
H.E. Dr Toshiya Hoshino is currently Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations.
Previous to his role at the UN, Professor Hoshino was on the faculty at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (Osaka University), serving as Dean from 2011 to 2014.
Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she teaches Japan’s relations with Asia and identity in international relations. She is also co-director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre and she was previously part of the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities.
Virgil Hawkins holds a PhD in International Public Policy from the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, where he currently serves as associate professor. He is also a research associate with the University of the Free State, South Africa.
Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.
A Harvard PhD, John has been a professor/dean/board member in a number of top business / public policy programs on three continents. He is author of hundreds of articles and ten books (in eleven languages) including three best-selling award-winners.
Professor Georges Depeyrot is a monetary historian at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris.
Fan Li is an International Advisor at the LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China.
Dr Lam Peng Er is a Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. His research interests are Japan's peace-building diplomacy, Sino-Japanese relations, Japan-Southeast Asia relations, and Japanese domestic politics.
Dr James W. McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He currently does methodological research on the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data and has been cited as an expert authority on data imputation.
Professor Ljiljana Markovic is Dean, Chairperson of the Doctoral Studies Program and Full Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. She has previously served as Vice Dean for Financial Affairs, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade (2008–2016).
Dr Sugai is a Professor of Marketing within Doshisha University's Graduate School of Business where he currently teaches Marketing, eMarketing, Marketing Research, and Sustainable & Responsible Marketing. Dr Sugai also served as a Visiting Professor for Stanford University from 2015 to 2017, where he taught Innovation in Japan at the Stanford Overseas campus in Kyoto.
Dr Cardoso is the Director of CIHRC Research and Development. Prior to this she was at the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy of the University of London Birkbeck College where she taught courses on Local Government, Public Policy and Management.
Gary E. Swanson is the former Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. From 2005-2007 Professor Swanson was a Fulbright scholar to China and lectured at Tsinghua University and the Communication University of China. In summer 2008 he was Commentator for China Central Television International (CCTV-9) and their live coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games. Swanson repeated his assignment covering the London Olympics for CCTV-4 in the summer of 2012.
Dr Elena Mishieva is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, and holds a PhD in philology from the same university.
Brian, from the United States, is a graduate student at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study conducting research in Japan.
Carmina Untalan is from the Philippines. She is a PhD student at Osaka School of International Public Policy OSIPP, Osaka University.
Anoma Phichai van der Veere is a Researcher at LeidenAsiaCentre, The Netherlands. He is currently pursuing his PhD in international public policy at OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan.
César Rodrigues is from Lisbon, Portugal. He's a PhD student at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University.
For the past five years, Nick has been involved in various projects at Osaka University. Until recently he worked at the University's Creative Unit and was tasked with increasing the University's international engagement. Before that, for four years Nick worked on the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities.
Prior to Japan, Nick worked in Singapore for a United Kingdom-based organisation specialising in international educational, exams, arts and cultural opportunities.