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Maja Vodopivec

Assistant Professor

Dr. M. Vodopivec
+31 70 800 9472

Extension number: 8372


Maja Vodopivec has been trained in an interdisciplinary way in Peace and Conflict Studies and Japanese Studies. She received a PhD in Global Studies (Peace and Conflict Studies) from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 2012, with degrees from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (MA Peace and Conflict Studies) and University of Belgrade (BS in Economics and BA in Japanese Language and Literature). She was a postdoctoral fellow in Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) in 2012-2013. Her research interest lies in postwar Japanese intellectual history and peace and conflict studies. Since 2013 she teaches several courses in Peace and Conflict Studies track of the World Politics major, and a course in Global History track of the Human Diversity major. She convened Global Challenges: Peace and Justice course in the period 2014/15-2016/17.

Academic Expertise

  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Collective Memory
  • Systems Thinking
  • Japanese intellectual history


  • Global Challenges: Peace and Justice
  • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Conflict and Democracy
  • Systems Approaches to Conflict Analysis
  • The Politics of Memory
  • (In the past: Introduction to Area Studies)


Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.07



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