Ikeda, Anna

Area of Study: 
civil resistance, nonviolent action, social movements, anti-base movements
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Anna Ikeda is a PhD candidate at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers Newark, where her research interests include nonviolent social movements and how they intersect with issues such as national security and democratization. Additionally, she works as Program Associate at the Soka Gakkai International Office for UN Affairs, where her work mainly focuses on peace, disarmament and youth engagement. She also serves on the board of directors for Metta Center for Nonviolence, a California-based organization whose aim is making the logic, history and yet-unexplored potential of nonviolence more accessible to activists and agents of cultural change. Anna graduated from University of Denver with MA in International Human Rights, and completed her BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in international studies at Soka University of America.

Research Activities

  1. "Ethics of Civil Resistance and Nonviolent Action," Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Student Research Conference (May 2016)
  2. "Beyond States: The Role of Civil Society in Bilateral and Multilateral Security Negotiations," Rethinking Global Affairs Conference, Rutgers Newark (April 2016)
  3. 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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