Hirotaka Fujibayashi


Research Assistant
Spoken languages
English, Japanese
Areas of expertise
  • International migration
  • Political and social theory
  • Immigrants, refugees, diasporas
  • Competition policy
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • East Asia
  • North-South relations


Hirotaka Fujibayashi  is Ph.D. canditate at the  Department of International Relations and Political Science, IHEID,  since September 2018 (expected to complete by September 2022) Dissertation Title: “Varieties of Refugee Policy in the Global South” Supervisor: Mélanie Kolbe.

He is Research Assistant at the Global Migration Centre for the Swiss National Science Association-funded project entitled “Why Do Immigrants Oppose Immigration? Comparing Economic, Cultural, and Contextual Explanations” (PI: Mélanie Kolbe, October 2019 – March 2023).



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2020              Hirotaka Fujibayashi. “When Public Opinion Drives National Asylum Policymaking: The Case of Kurdish Asylum Seekers in Japan.” Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies. Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 204-216.

2018              Cannon, Brendon J. and Hirotaka Fujibayashi. “Security, Structural Factors and Sovereignty: Analyzing Reactions to Kenya’s Closure of the Dadaab Refugee Camp Complex.” African Security Review. Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 20-41.  




2020              Does Immigration Induce Foreign Aid? An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of the Gulf States’ Foreign Assistance, EUI-MPC Migration Working Group Session on “Development and Irregular Migration,” European University Institute (Migration Policy Centre), Florence, 25 February.

2019               The Evolution of the Gulf Arab “Migration Diplomacy”: A Comparative Study of the Gulf States’ Policy Engagement in Forced Migration Governance, Before and After 2011, British International Studies Association Post-Graduate Research Workshop on International Migration Politics, University of Bath, London, 21 October.

2019               Exploring Determinants of the Arab Commitments to the Global Refugee Governance: Arab Donors and Financial Commitments to the Post-2011 Syrian Refugee Crisis, International Studies Association, 60th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, 27-30 March.

2018               Global Refugee Governance and the Gulf “Outsiders”: Response to the Neighbouring Crises and Human Mobility Crossing Boundaries, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, Annual Conference 2018, King’s College London, UK, 25-28 June 2018.

2017               Rethinking the Governance Structure for Refugee Protection: Implications from the Analytical Liberalistic Explanation of the Emergence of Kurdish “Refugees” in Japan, International Studies Association, 59th Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, 4-7 April.