Professor Shigehiro (Shige) Suzuki is a full time faculty member in Villanova University’s Political Science Department. Professor Suzuki is currently also a visiting faculty for the Center for Peace and Justice. After graduating from Tokyo University, he entered the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked at the Japanese Embassy at Nairobi, Kenya from 1994 to 1996. His responsibilities there involved monitoring and analyzing development and human rights situations in Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda, and the aftermath of genocide. After briefly working for the Brookings Institution in DC, from 2000 to 2001, he worked at the Executive Director’s Office and the Office of the Emergency Program of the UNICEF in New York. From 2002 to 2004 he also worked at the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the United Nations in NY. Throughout his stints at the Brookings Institution as well as the United Nations, Professor Suzuki tirelessly worked to protect and assist refugees and internally displaced persons who were affected by natural and human disasters. In 2011, he served as executive director of Japan Platform, an NGO, working on relief efforts after the earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan. His research areas are the protection of and assistance to Internally Displaced Persons, and nuclear policies in Asia, specifically Japan. At Villanova, Professor Suzuki has been teaching a variety of subjects including International Organization (United Nations), East Asian Politics, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Theories of War and Peace, International Relations, and American Foreign Policy.