Kathy R. Matsui, Ph.D. is professor at the Department of Global Citizenship Studies, Seisen
University (Tokyo, Japan) and teaches courses on conflict resolution and peace related subjects.
She received doctorate degree from Leadership Studies Program, Gonzaga University, Spokane,
Washington. Her research concerns are development of capacities for conflict resolution and
reconciliation. She works with peace researchers and educators internationally in International
Institute on Peace Education and Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict. As a
peace educator, she has been active facilitating peace education course for Northeast Asia
Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI), held annually for participants from Northeast Asia and
Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI), held annually in Davao, Mindanao, Philippines for
participants from Southeast Asia. She is also active in her participation in inter-religious
dialogue and cooperation for world peace as a member of the Women’s Executive Committee,
Peace Research Institute and the Reconciliation Education Task Force of World Conference of
Religions for Peace (WCRP).