(Last updated : 2021-12-03 15:30:26)
  SALTON, Herman

   Associate Professor (New rank system)

   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
1. 2010/09~2013/06 〔Doctoral course〕 IR (International Politics), University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Completed, PH.D.
2. 2007/09~2009/06 〔Master degree program〕 IR (International Relations), University of Oxford, Completed, M. PHIL.
3. 2004/01~2007/08 〔Doctoral course〕 Law (International Law and Human Rights), University of Auckland, Completed, PH.D.
4. 1994/10~1999/06 Law (International and Comparative Law), Law School, University of Trento, Graduated, LL.B.
■ #Professional Background
1. 2020/01~ Joint Coordinator, Network for Humanitarian Action (NOHA), International Christian University (ICU) Link
2. 2021/04~ Associate Director, Rotary Peace Center (RPC), International Christian University (ICU) Link
3. 2018/10~ Chair, Diplomatic and International Public Service Program, International Christian University (ICU)
4. 2018/10~ Deputy Director, Tokyo Office, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Link
5. 2018/10~ Deputy Secretary-General, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ) Link
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■ #Present Specialized Fields
International Relations, United Nations, International Law, International History, International Organization  Link
■ Profile
I am an Associate Professor of International Relations (with tenure) at the Department of Politics and International Studies, International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in international relations, international organization, African politics, world history, and the United Nations. I am also interested in the links between art and international relations.

At ICU, I am also the Associate Director of the Rotary Peace Center (RPC); the Chair of the Diplomatic and International Public Service Committee (DIPS); a Human Rights Adviser; and the joint coordinator for the Network for Humanitarian Action (NOHA).

I was educated at the Universities of Trento (Italy), Auckland (New Zealand), Wales/Aberystwyth (UK), and Oxford (UK), and I hold two doctoral degrees, one in International Law and the other in International Relations.

Outside of ICU, I serve as the Deputy-Director of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS), Tokyo Office; as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ); and as a Senior Adviser to the Center for Advanced Studies on South Asia (CASSA) in Kathmandu, Nepal. I also held several roles at the International Studies Association (ISA), including as Member and then Chair of the Alger Prize Committee, as well as as a Treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Section.

Before joining ICU, I was a visiting researcher at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris, and at Temple University Japan (TUJ) in Tokyo; an officer at the Icelandic Human Rights Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland; and briefly an Associate with the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

I was also an Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at the Asian University for Women (AUW), a US-style liberal arts institution with a support foundation in Cambridge, Massachussets, and a campus in Chittagong, Bangladesh, that promotes gender equality and draws students from across Asia and the Middle East.

I have written four books and several academic articles--in four languages--on international legal and political issues. In 2017, my 'Dangerous Diplomacy' was published by Oxford University Press and went on to win the first prize by the International Studies Association as the best book on international organization and multilateralism, as well as the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) Biennial Award as the best book on the United Nations.

In 2021, my co-authored book (with Prof. Michael Foley of Aberystwyth University) on the role of leadership in international relations was published by FrancoAngeli in Milan, and I am currently under contract to write a history of the United Nations to be published in 2022 by UTET/DeAgostini, Italy's oldest and arguably most prestigious academic publisher (established in 1791).

A cosmopolitan by vocation, I am fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish. I am also a life-long enthusiast of history and archaeology, and I am a passionate collector of ancient art.

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■ #Main Course Titles
International History, Introduction to International Relations, Multilateral Diplomacy, International Relations in Africa, UNU Global Seminar, Liberal Arts Seminar
■ #Books and Articles
1. Book The United Nations: A Critical Introduction   (Single) 2022/07 Link
2. Book Leadership in International Relations: Sources, Typologies, and Disciplinary Perspectives   (Collaboration) 2021/09 Link
3. Book Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda   (Single) 2017/08 Link
4. Book Arctic Host, Icy Visit   (Single) 2010/10 Link
5. Book Veiled Threats? Islam, Headscarves and Religious Freedom in America and France   (Single) 2008/09 Link
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■ #Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2021/12/04 The United Nations, 'Omnilateralism', and the Legacy of Former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Academic Council on the United Nations System and Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ))
2. 2021/06/25 Chair of Panel "Moving from Theory to Practice: Leveraging Assessment and Critical Reflection to Transform Community-Based Global Learning (ACUNS Annual Conference 2021 - New York (Remotely))
3. 2021/06/24 The Place of Leadership in International Affairs: Theoretical Problems, Empirical Issues and Future Perspectives (ACUNS Annual Conference 2021 - New York (Remotely))
4. 2021/03/25 Conceptualizing Cyber-Diplomacy: International Relations (IR) Perspectives on Cyber Diplomacy Link
5. 2020/11/11 Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF))
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■ #Lectures
1. 2020/10/15 Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, and the Tragedy of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda, SSRI, Tokyo, Japan
2. 2019/04/06 International Organizations and IR Theory, Zhejiang University, School of International Studies, Hangzhou, PRC Link
3. 2019/03/30 Who is the CEO of the United Nations? Zhejiang University, School of International Studies, Hangzhou, PRC Link
4. 2018/12/16 Humanitarian Intervention Reconsidered - Graduate School of Asia-Pacific, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
5. 2018/12/08 Sustainable Development Goals and Peacebuilding - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan
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■ #Academic Society Memberships
1. 2015~ International Studies Association (ISA) Link
2. 2010~2014 British International Studies Association (BISA) Link
3. 2010~ Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Link
4. 2018/10~ Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ) Link
■ #Teaching Experience
1. The United Nations in International Relations(Zhejiang University, School of Int'l Studies, Hangzhou, PRC [S2019]) Link
2. International Relations(International Christian University - ICU, Department of Politics and Int'l Studies, Tokyo, Japan) Link
3. Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)(Asian University for Women, Department of PPE, Chittagong, Bangladesh) Link
4. International Relations(University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford, UK) Link
5. International Politics(University of Wales, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth, UK) Link
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■ Professional Achievements
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1. 2021/06~ External Referee, Ethics and International Affairs (Cambridge University Press) Link
2. 2016/12/01~ External Referee, Oxford University Press (Academic Monographs) Link
3. 2019/10/01~2020/01/01 Chair, Chadwick Alger Prize Committee, International Studies Association (ISA) Link
4. 2018/01/01~2019/01/01 Member, Chadwick Alger Prize Committee, International Studies Association (ISA) Link
5. 2018/10~ Deputy Director, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), Tokyo Office Link
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■ #Qualification and Licenses
1. English Language
2. French Language
3. Italian Language
4. Spanish Language
5. Ancient Greek Language and Literature
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■ #Academic Awards
1. 2018/04 Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Academic Council on the United Nations System, Biennial Award as Best Book on UN for 2016-18 (Best Book on the United Nations System, 2018) Link
2. 2018/03 International Studies Association (ISA) - International Organization Section ISA's Chadwick Alger Prize as Best Book on International Organization & Multilateralism for 2018 Link
3. 2019/06 Master's Thesis Distinction, The University of Oxford, UK
4. 2012/04 University of Wales, Aberystwyth Teaching Excellence Award by University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK)
5. 2011/04 Dissertation Excellence Award by Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Link
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■ #Research Topics, Funded Research, and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
1. 2021/01~  European Cyber Diplomacy Network [in ENGLISH]  (Key Word : cyberdiplomacy, Cybersecurity, United Nations, European Union, International Organization) Link
2. 2020/04~2023/03  The Influence of the US and China on the United Nations Secretariat [ENGLISH]  (Key Word : United Nations, Secretariat, Great Powers, Bureaucracy, Influence, China, United States) Link
3. 2021/03~2024/04  The United Nations Secretariat: A Political History [ENGLISH]  (Key Word : United Nations, Bureaucracy, Leadership, National Preserves, Great Power Politics) Link
4. 2022/01~2025/01  The Hand That Holds the Pen: Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, and Bureaucracy [ENGLISH]  (Key Word : Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, United Nations, Bureaucracy, Power Politics)
5. 2018/01~2021/01  Leadership and International Relations [IN ITALIAN]  (Key Word : Leadership, International Relations, United States, United Nations, Great Powers, Middle Powers, Outsiders, NGOs) Link
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■ #Committees and Societies
1. 2021/04~2023/03 Diplomatic and International Public Service Committee [CHAIR] Link
2. 2021/04~2023/03 Human Rights Committee [ADVISER]
3. 2021/04~2023/03 JDS Program [MEMBER]
4. 2020/04~2021/03 Scholarship Committee [MEMBER]
5. 2019/04~2021/03 Diplomatic and International Public Service Committee [INAUGURAL CHAIR] Link
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■ #Exhibitions, Concerts and Athletic Meets
1. 2018/03 Podcast for Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Link
2. 2018/01 Podcast for the New Books Network (NBN) - New Books in Genocide Studies Link
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