Hana Umezawa is a (Virtual) Visiting Research Fellow since 1 April 2021. At UNU-CRIS, Hana will collaborate on a joint paper on the UN and the regions, to be submitted for a publication in a journal, and will prepare a short paper on the subject for presentation at the Annual Conference of ACUNS (Academic Council on the United Nations System) held in New York in June 2021.
Hana has a wide range of work experience, including in academia, diplomacy, a governmental development aid organisation (JICA), and policy think-tanks. Currently she is Professor of International Relations at Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University (Ukraine) and Visiting Professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). She holds LLB and MA from Keio University (Japan), MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), and PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent (UK).
She has taught at reputable universities located in seven different countries in various regions, including Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and India, through which she has come to gain a deeper understanding regarding regions and regionalism. She was Erasmus Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary University London (UK) and Adjunct Lecturer at Hitotsubashi University (Japan) and Keio University (Japan).