Class 10 (2011-2013)

Kozue Araki, Japan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Education

After her undergraduate studies in Peace and Global Studies at Earlham College, Kozue Araki engaged in public relations at the Japan Committee for UNICEF. Subsequently she worked at the Culture, Education and Science Bureau of the Egyptian Embassy in Tokyo until she arrived at UNC. She has worked toward encouraging educational and scientific cooperation between Japan and Egypt. She greatly enjoyed introducing Egyptian and Islamic culture to the Japanese society through cultural activities. With her passion for children and youth, she has spent some time in Palestine and Northern Ireland during her undergraduate career. At the School of Education at UNC, she will pursue her original research interest in educational assistance as a tool to promote peace in post-conflict areas. She is particularly interested in working with former child combatants in Africa and/or Arab countries.