Invited Scholars / Visiting Research Fellows


The mission of RIHN is to conduct integrative research on key areas of interaction between humanity and nature. RIHN solicits, funds, and hosts research projects lasting up to five years. Projects conduct high-quality applied research, always based on interdisciplinary approaches including natural science, social science, and the humanities. Moreover, the transdisciplinary approach is increasingly important: it seeks to redefine the role of science in society, improve dialogue between different traditions of knowledge, and stimulate local, national and international collaborations in the design and production of knowledge concerning key social and environmental issues.

The RIHN Invited Scholar and RIHN Visiting Research Fellow programs enable overseas researchers to spend several months at the Institute, conducting research and contributing to the development of the Institute.

Program Overview

Invited Scholars / Visiting Research Fellows List

RIHN Seminars

▼ 2019

    Invited Scholars
  • KOHLER, Timothy Alan
  • Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, USA

    2019/9/1 - 2019/11/30

    Research topic : Greed, or Plenty? The Archeology of Wealth and Wealth Differences

  • HARMON, Thomas Christopher
  • Professor, Department of Civil & Engineering, University of California, Merced, USA

    2019/10/1 - 2019/11/30

    Research topic : Overwhelming Nutrient Regulation in Human-Dominated Watersheds: A Grand Socio-Environmental Challenge at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

  • ALTIERI, Miguel Angel
  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA / Chile

    2019/5/7 - 2019/6/7

    Research topic : Agroecology: a key strategy to reach food sovereignty and resilience

  • WONG, Roy Bin
  • Distinguished Professor, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    2019/8/27 - 2019/10/25

    Research topic : Multi-level water governance in China, the EU, and the US in global and historical perspectives

    Visiting Research Fellows
  • BARNES, Christine Sarah
  • Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, King's College London, United Kingdom

    2019/7/1 - 2019/9/1

    Research topic : Digital foodscapes and the cultural politics of healthy eating

  • NICHOLLS, Clara Ines
  • Lecturer, Laboratory of Agroecology University of California, Berkeley, USA / Columbia

    2019/5/7 - 2019/6/7

    Research topic : Assessing the potential of scaling up successful agroecological initiatives in Japan

  • LIN, Lin
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

    2019/6/5 - 2019/8/28

    Research topic : Built environment, food consumption, physical activity, and overweight and obesity in rural area of China

  • Rafiani
  • Head Division Environmental Governance, Environmental Agency of Bengkalis Regency, Indonesia

    2020/1/1 - 2020/3/19

    Research topic : Study of public policies on peatland management and its implementation constraints at local government, private sector and community levels in Indonesia

▼ 2018

▼ 2017