Dr. Chosein Yamahata is a Professor at the Graduate School of Policy Studies,Aichi Gakuin University in Japan.  Dr.Chosein’s research interests lie in the field of human security, internationaldevelopment cooperation, the UN studies in general and Myanmar/ASEAN studies inparticular. He has been also a coordinator of the Academic Diplomacy Project, whichprovidesa platform to exchange the ideas and work among academia and non-academia intackling emergingand pressing issues in interdisciplinary area studies. Under the umbrella ofthe ADP, Dr. Chosein and his colleagues have promoted network activities fromJapan including the Burma Review and Challenges International Forum (BRACIF),Asian University Network Forum on Advances in Research (AUNFAIR) and Thailand-India-JapanConclave (TIJC).