Les chercheurs internationaux associés
TAKEZAWA Shoichiro (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
Shoichiro Takezawa is professor at National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, since 2001. Doctor of Ethnology at EHESS (1985), and Associate Professor at Kyushu University since 1988. Specialized in African history and archaeology. His works focus on west African history especially in relation to the outer world. His publications include: “Discovery of the Earliest Royal Palace in Gao and Its Implications for the History of West Africa”, Cahiers d’études africaines, 2012 (with Mamadou Cisse); « La fête japonaise: appareil hégémonique de la cité marchande” Techniques &Culture; 2012; Sur la trace des grands Empires: recherches archéologiques au Mali, Etudes Maliennes Numero special (in printing).
SACKO Oussouby (Kyoto Seika University, Japan)
Oussouby SACKO is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor at the Department of Liberal Arts, Kyoto Seika University, Japan. He is also affiliate to the Graduate School of Humanities and to the Graduate School of Design (Architecture). Born in Mali (Bamako), he went to China (Beijing and Nanjing) after graduating High School to pursue his education in the field of Architecture. He got a Bachelor Degree from South East University, Nanjing China. He moved to Japan afterward and got a Master Degree and a Doctor Degree of Engineering in the field of Architecture and Architecture Planning from the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University, Japan. He has been conducted field researches and worked on housing planning, policy and design in Mali and Japan. Recently, his main interest is on community architecture, community re-design and architecture conservation, restoration in historical cites. He has recently conducted field researches in Mali, Mauritania’s historical cities.
MINE Yoichi (Doshisha University, Japan)
Yoichi Mine is professor at Dôshisha University and visiting researcher at the JICA Institut of Research . His main fields of research are Human Security Study, Development Economics, African Area Study. He has recently co-directed a book on African political economy « Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa: Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions (Palgrave, 2013) » with Frances Stewart (Oxford University), Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (The New School), and Thandika Mkandawire (LSE).
PEYCAM Philippe M.F. (International Institute for Asian Studies, Netherlands)
Philippe Peycam is the director of the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherland. He is a trained historian whose first book on the origins of a Vietnamese public culture of contestation during the colonial occupation, The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon 1916-30, was published by Columbia University Press (May, 2012). For 10 years, Dr. Peycam worked as founding director of the Center for Khmer Studies, an academic and capacity building institution in Cambodia. He is currently working on an essay that sets out to frame a reproducible policy model aimed at civil society empowerment through cultural and intellectual institutional infrastructures in post-war societies. At IIAS, Dr. Peycam is coordinating a long term Mellon Foundation-supported initiative “Rethinking Asian Studies in the Global Context” which aims at suggesting alternative models to the normative epistemologies of knowledge of Asia in Western and Asian academia.
SHIMIZU Takao (Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE), Huroshima University, Japon)
Takao Shimizu is a researcher of Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE) in Huroshima University since 2016. Specialized in anthropology, child study and African area studies. He used to work on Japanese international NGOs and Research Insitute for Humanity and Nature (2012-2016). His main work focuses on culture and survival strategy of children and youth on the street of West African urban area. In these years, he is working with NGOs securing children and Quranic schools.