Arbenita SOPAJ


Arbenita SOPAJ

ARBENITA SOPAJ, PhD (アルベニータ ソパージ)

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Activities in the Association


・The Role of Emerging Powers in UN Peacebuilding Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century’’(presentation at Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum, 2 November 2019)


Professional history

・Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo, Executive Assistant, Japan (2023-)

・Waseda University, Research Assistant, Japan (2023-)

・Research Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs, Researcher, Japan (2023-)

・Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan, Member of the Board of Directors, Japan (2022-)

・Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), External Relations Officer, Japan (2022-)

・College University, DARDANIA, Lecturer and Coordinator, Kosovo (2021-2022)

・Kobe University, GSICS, Teaching Assistant, Japan (2020-2022)

・Business Development Manager, PINES SP z.o.o, Wroclaw, Poland (2018-2019)

・Intern, Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo, Tokyo, Japan (2017)

・English Teacher, G&S English School, Osaka, Japan (2016-2017)

・English Teacher, ABC English School, Kobe, Japan (2016-2017)


Academic training

・Kobe University, Political Science, Japan (2020- 2023)

・Jagiellonian University, Master in Europeanisation and Governance in CEE, Poland (2015- 2018)

・Kobe University, Master in Political Science, Japan (2016- 2017)

・University College Dardania, Bachelor in American Studies, Kosovo (2012- 2016)

・University College ISPE, Bachelor in European Studies, Kosovo (2012- 2015)

Recent paper presentations 

・International Studies Association (ISA), Bangkok, Thailand (2023)
Peacekeeping Missions: Assesing Japan’s Role in UN Peacekeeping Operations in the Global South
Paper Presenter
・International Studies Association (ISA), Nashville, United States of America (2022)
The Geopolitical Role of the US in the Rewriting of the Japanese Constitution of 1947, and the Formation of the
Kosovo Constitution of 2008
Paper presenter
・Kyoto Peacebuilding Center, Kyoto, Japan (2022)
The United Nations Peace Operations and the Role of Japan, Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for  Operations
Support United Nations
Moderator & Contributor
・Global Peacebuilding Association, Tokyo, Japan (2021)
Last Days of Soviet Union Yasushi Akashi, F.SRSG United Nations, New York David Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet,
United Nations, Geneva
Moderator & Contributor
・Global Peace building Association, Tokyo, Japan (2021)
State Legitimacy between Timor-Leste and Kosovo after Independence
Book Review
・Women’s Federation for World Peace, Osaka, Japan (2020)
Award Speech on Japanese Speech Competition
Speech in Hirakata
・EU-Japan Advanced Multidisciplinary Master Studies(2017- 2018)
Stipend and Scholarship Awardee

Recent publications and contributions 

・Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden and Washington D.C. In For the Long Haul: Kim’s
Meeting with Putin Amid Ukraine War. https://
・Taipei Times- Taiwan. Lessons from NATO’s Intervention in Kosovo. Taipei Times
・Foreign Policy Digest- U.S. Japan’s Push to Grow Closer with NATO Explained, Washington D.C.
・Japan Today. Hiroshima G7 summit: A pivotal moment for Japan’s diplomacy. Tokyo's-
・Global Taiwan Institute (GTI)- U.S. More alike than not: Kosovo and Taiwan. Washington D.C. Global
Taiwan Institute, Vol 7, Issue 12.

Book project and contributions 

・Project Managing Assistant & Contributor – Handbook of Japanese Foreign Relations and Policies during the
2010s under the supervision of Editor Professor Tosh Minohara, Kobe University, Japan (December 2020-
・Research Assistant & Contributor- Open Research Area for the Social Sciences titled Citizen Inclusion in Power-
Sharing Settlements, under the supervision of Professor Yuji Uesugi, Waseda University, Japan (September
2023- Present)