Miwa Hirono

Miwa Hirono

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Miwa

Dr. Miwa Hirono is Associate Professor at the College of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University. She was on a Fulbright Fellowship from August 2018 to March 2019 to served as a Visiting Fellow with the Program on Crisis Leadership at the Ash Center. Until 2015, she held a Research Councils UK (RCUK) Research Fellowship, and a Deputy Directorship at the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her publication includes China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping (London: Routledge 2012), Civilizing Missions: International Christian Agencies in China (New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2008), and Cultures of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific (Australian National University 2012). She has taught at the Australian National University, where she was awarded a PhD in International Relations, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2003-2004) and at Beijing University (2003-2004; 2009). Her current research explores the notion of international responsibility of great powers by focusing on China’s peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance. It examines how “insiders” who live in the conflict/disaster-affected areas perceive China’s peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance, and analyses the implications of such perceptions for great power-centric debate on international responsibility.