Staff Directory

Tetsushi Ogata, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Phone: 949-480-4396

Fax: 949-480-4158

Email: togata@soka.edu

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts with International Studies Concentration, Soka University of America

Positions Held

2017–present, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Soka University of America
2014–2017, Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley
2012–2014, Instructor, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
2011–2014, Director, Genocide Prevention Program, George Mason University

Research Interests

  • Genocide studies
  • Atrocity prevention
  • Peace studies
  • Conflict resolution theory and practice
  • Dealing with past memories and narratives

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

Peer reviewed: 

  • “Who is in Charge? Emerging National and Regional Strategies for Prevention” (with Andrea Bartoli), in Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies and Practices, eds. Barbara Harff and Ted Robert Gurr (Routledge, 2018). 
  • “Towards the Prevention of Genocide” (with Andrea Bartoli and Borislava Manojlovic), Genocide Students and Prevention: An International Journal Special Issue 9, no. 3 (2016). 
  • “Preventing Genocide: Towards Systematic Engagement by States” (with Andrea Bartoli), in Civilians and the Ideology of War, eds. Daniel Rothbart, Karina Korostelina, and Mohammed Cherkaoui (Routledge, 2012).

Other: 

  • “GPANet 2012” (with Andrew Zemlan), Genocide Prevention Advisory Network, no. 2 (2012). 
  • “Supporting Regional Approaches to Genocide Prevention: The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR),” in Genocide Prevention Advisory Network, no. 1: 43-46 (2010). 
  • “Emerging Paradigms in Genocide Prevention” (with Andrea Bartoli and Gregory Stanton), Politorbis, no. 47: 15-24 (2010). 

Presentations:

  • “Competing images of national identity in East Asia: The new nationalism in search of stability and coherence.” Presented at the 2018 FLACSO-International Studies Association Joint Conference.
  • “Is Japan apologizing or denying? Memories and narratives of the wartime responsibility of sexual violence in East Asia.” Presented at the 2018 Global Conference on Genocide by the International Network of Genocide Scholars.
  • “Dealing with the memories and responsibilities of wartime sexual violence.” Presented at the 2018 International Studies Association Annual Convention.
  • “The role of conflict resolution in peace education, and vice versa.” Presented at the panel on Glimmers of Hope: Peace Education around the Globe at the University of San Francisco, 2016.
  • “Self-perpetual forms of communist mass-killing.” Presented at the 2015 Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
  • “Memories of the past atrocities and today’s historical responsibilities between China and Japan.” Presented at the 2014 International Peace Research Association General Conference.
  • “Community-Based Approaches to Atrocity Prevention.” Presented at the 2014 Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
  • “Mass Killing and Socialized Threats.” Presented at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association.
  • “The role of dealing with the past in the post-atrocity relations between China and Japan.” Presented at the 2013 Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
  • “Gender lens in Theoretical Understandings of Genocide.” Presented at the 2013 Annual Research Conference on Bridging the Gap: Gender Theory in Research and Practice.
  • “A Theoretical Perspective on the Transition from Conflict to Genocide: The role of threats in identity formation.” Presented at the 2012 International Peace Research Association Global Conference.
  • “Socialization Process of Threats: shift from conflict to mass killing.” Presented at the 2012 Global Conference on Genocide by the International Network of Genocide Scholars.
  • “The Role of Threats in Mass Killing.” Presented at the 2011 Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars in Buenos Aires.
  • “Towards Genocide Prevention at the International, Regional, National, and Local Levels.” Presented a joint paper with Andrea Bartoli and Ashad Sentongo at the 2011 Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
  • “Statement on the Occasion of the Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Role of Regional and Sub-regional Arrangements in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect.” Presented a joint paper with Andrew Tomlinson at the UN General Assembly 3rd Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Role of Regional and Sub-regional Arrangements in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect, 2011.
  • “Toward a Model of Engaging Governments in a Network of Genocide Prevention.” Presented at the 2010 International Conference on the Crime of Genocide: Prevention, Condemnation and Elimination of Consequences in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • “Next Phase of Genocide Prevention Activities.” Presented at the 19th Annual Symposium on Conflict Resolution, Thinking, Knowing & Doing: Liking Theory, Knowledge & Practice in Conflict Resolution? in Ottawa, 2010.
  • “Challenges and Opportunities for Genocide Prevention.” Presented at the International High-Level Expert Meeting, Responsibility to Protect, Duty to Prevent: Challenges for the construction of a global architecture for the prevention of genocide in Rome, 2009.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Introduction to East Asian Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Pacific Basin Research Center Fellowship, Soka University of America, 2018
  • Professional Development Research Grant, UC Berkeley, 2016
  • Presidential Chair Fellows Grant, UC Berkeley, 2015
  • Midwestern Political Science Association Conference Scholarship, 2014
  • Graduate Student Travel Fund, George Mason University, 2013, 2014
  • Travel Grant, George Mason University, 2013
  • John Burton Scholarship, George Mason University, 2010
  • Point of View Residential Fellowship, George Mason University, 2009, 2010
  • Drucie French Cumbie Fellowship, George Mason University, 2009
  • Truk Family Scholarship, George Mason University, 2008
  • The Baha’i Award for Excellence, George Mason University, 2006
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, George Mason University, 2007 – 2010
  • The Ikeda Scholarship, Soka University of America, 2003