The People Behind the IAFOR Reseach Centre

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.

Directorate

Prof. Hoshino

Professor Toshiya Hoshino
Co-Director

Toshiya Hoshino is presently a Professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, Japan, and from 2015 to 2016 served as Vice-President (International) at the university.

Prof. Hoshino

Professor Haruko Satoh
Co-Director

Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science in charge of CAREN (Osaka University Centre for the Advancement of Research and Education Exchange Networks in Asia) and also lecturer at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).

Prof. Hoshino

Associate Professor Virgil Hawkins
Co-Director

Virgil Hawkins holds a Ph.D. 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.

Prof. Hoshino

Dr Joseph Haldane
Co-Director

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of The International Academic Forum (IAFOR).

One of IAFOR founders, he was Academic Director from its inception in 2009 until 2011, Executive Director from 2011 to 2014, and President from 2014 to 2016. He is responsible for strategy, setting policies, institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing IAFOR's business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Staff

Prof. Hoshino

Nick Potts
Project Manager

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.

Research Assistants

Irina Novikova

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My name is Irina Novikova and I am from Russia. I am a PhD student at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) Osaka University.

After obtaining a Master`s degree in Linguistics, I decided to use my background to apply a linguistic approach in political studies. Therefore, I am currently doing research on the framing of foreign policy through analyzing political speeches and media. My hobby is learning Japanese and exploring this beautiful country.

Carmina Untalan

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My name is Carmina Yu Untalan and I am from the Philippines. I am a PhD student at Osaka School of International Public Policy OSIPP, Osaka University.

My research is about the role of colonial interactions and identity-making in constructing and maintaining hegemonic powers at present. I try to argue that American hegemony in East Asia is sustained via Japan's and the Philippine's perennial identification with the United States. I spend my spare time watching classic detective shows or playing with a cat named after a breakfast cereal.

Cesar Rodriguez

Cesar Rodriguez

My name is César Rodrigues and I am from Lisbon, Portugal. I am a graduate student at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University.

My background includes a BA and a Master's degree from Nova University of Lisbon, where I specialised in the field of security and intelligence studies. At the moment I am researching nuclear weapons proliferation,particularly, the evolving situation in East Asia. My hobbies are around music, cinema and buying one-way train tickets to far-away places. I also like airplanes.

Dennis Boor

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My name is Dennis Boor and I am from the Netherlands. My specialisation is memory studies, identity politics and contemporary European (mainly German) political and cultural history. I finished the Bachelor’s ‘History’ and ‘German Language and Culture’ cum laude at Groningen University.

I acquired my Master’s degree (cum laude) at OSIPP, and in the summer of 2017 I am planning to obtain my Research Master’s degree ‘Modern History and International Relations’ at Groningen University.


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