Online Seminar “Why Do Revolutions Happen? -Reflections on Post-Soviet Kazakhstan’s 30 year Shadow Transition-” (Professor Aigul Kulnazarova)


Professor Aigul Kulnazarova will explain why revolutions take place in the post-Soviet region, most recently in Kazakhstan, on Tuesday 8 February 2022 from 20:00~21:30 Japan Standard Time. She will be joined by David Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet, UN Office at Geneva and Lise Howard, President of ACUNS. For participation, please register from the link below by February 7.


GPAJ Online Seminar “Democratic Crisis in Sudan” (Mr. Koji SAKANE)


Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ), and Kyoto Peacebuilding Center (KPC)
present Mr. Koji SAKANE, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sudan Office and Director of GPAJ, “Democratic Crisis in Sudan” Saturday,12 February 2022 at 20:00 hours Tokyo time. If you are interested in, please contact Fujiko AMANO (fujiko.amano[@] for registration.


GPAJ Webinar “Legacy of Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Omnilateralism” (04/12/2021)


Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ), Kyoto Peacebuilding Center (KPC) and Academic Council on the United Nations System Tokyo Liaison Office (ACUN\s-Tokyo) in association with the Association of Former International Civil Servants of Japan (AFICS-Japan) held a seminar on “Legacy of Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Omnilateralism” on Saturday, December 4, 2021, Japan Standard Time from 20:00 to 21:30 hours.


GPAJ President Sukehiro Hasegawa stated that the concept of “human security” was proposed by Mahbub ul Haq, who was a special adviser to UNDP’s Human Development Report Office in 1994. (28/10/2021)


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ACUNS President Lise Morjé Howard presents Three Essentials of Power in Peacekeeping (03/06/2021)


The extensive literature on UN peace operations has provided practitioners and academics with a breadth of explanations and answers to the fundamental question of whether or not UN peacekeeping works. In her book, Power in Peacekeeping, Lise Morjé Howard presents an empirically grounded theory of how peacekeepers actually exercise power. She offers a new typology that explains how peacekeeping differs from other forms of intervention and identifies three essentials of power in peacekeeping: persuasion, inducement, and coercion.