ExpertiseArms Control and Nuclear Proliferation
Conflict Resolution and Peace-building
Democracy and Political Participation
Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
International Security, Terrorism
Peace Negotiations and Mediation
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Kozue Akibayashi is a professor at the Graduate School of Global Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. She is the former International President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
She currently serves on the steering committee of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing for peace on the Korean Peninsula. In 2015, she was part of the delegation of 30 international women peacebuilders who crossed the DMZ on a call for lasting peace.
Kozue’s research includes an analysis of “Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence”, a feminist peace movement in Okinawa, Japan where the U.S. military has stationed for over seven decades.