Toshiaki Sasao

Professor and Director, International Christian University, Japan

Toshi Sasao is a professor of psychology, education and peace studies at International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo. He also directs ICU's Peace Research Institute and coordinates the Interdisciplinary Peace Studies Program. Over the last 30 years, he has taught and researched in the U.S., Poland, Japan, and South Korea. Toshi's research interests include: evidence-based social and community interventions in ethnic and cultural communities and schools with a focus on social justice, social capital and psychosocial resources; innovative evaluation methods in community and school settings; pedagogical strategies and issues in multicultural contexts; and institutional and individual well-being in schools, work settings, and communities. Some publication titles include 'Gang Violence and Substance Abuse: A Multicultural Approach' (Sage), 'Japanese Handbook of Community Psychology' (University of Tokyo Press), 'International Community Psychology' (Springer), 'Critical Readings in Social Psychology' (Seishin Shobo), 'An Introduction to Community Psychology' (Minerva Books), 'APA Handbook of Community Psychology' (American Psychological Association), 'Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia' (Springer) and 'Doing Liberal Arts: The Global Case Studies' (Springer). Toshi earned B.S. and an M.Ed. from the University of Washington, USA and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, USA. He is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.


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