MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Yusuke Kawamura

Yusuke Kawamura is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Kobe University, Japan. He earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Durham, United Kingdom. Previously, he earned an MA in Intertiol Relations with a focus on the Middle East from the same institution. He earned an LLB from Kyoto University, Japan. His work focuses on social welfare programmes under authoritarian rule in the ME region, especially Jordan and Egypt.

Doctorate, University of Durham
Current or most recent Employer

Assistant Professor

Kobe University
Time in Post - 1

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Egypt, Jordan,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Political science, Social/Public Policy


Arabic (Spoken), English (Spoken), English (Written), French (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken), Other* (Written),
Other *Japanese

Contact Info


Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University 2-1 Rokkodai-cho, da-ku, Kobe, 657-8501, Japan
Current Areas of Policy Interest
Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Poverty/deprivation measurement

Governance (National)

Social protection

Social safety nets

Social security systems


Academic publications

Academic conferences