Ikeda, Anna

Area of Study: 
Resistance against U.S. military bases, civil resistance
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Anna Ikeda is a PhD candidate at the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, Newark, where her research interests include nonviolent social movements and how they intersect with issues such as national security and democratization. Her dissertation focuses on campaigns against U.S. military bases abroad and the transnational movement of various anti-base campaigns, examining them from a civil resistance perspective. Anna graduated from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver with MA in International Human Rights, and received her BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in international studies from Soka University of America, graduating summa cum laude with honors. Anna also currently works as program associate at the Soka Gakkai International Office for UN Affairs.

Research Activities:

  • "Understanding Anti-U.S. Military Base Movements: A Civil Resistance Perspective." Empire, Capital & Transnational Resistance, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton. September 2017, Brighton, UK.
  • "Ethics of Civil Resistance and Nonviolent Action," Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Student Research Conference (May 2016)
  • "Beyond States: The Role of Civil Society in Bilateral and Multilateral Security Negotiations," Rethinking Global Affairs Conference, Rutgers Newark (April 2016)
  • Co-chair, International Youth Summit for Nuclear Disarmament, Hiroshima, Japan, August 2015 Presenter, International Day of Peace Student Conference (September 2015; United Nations)

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