- Organisation and Board of the Barents Institute
- Research Fellows in residence at the Barents Institute
- Aileen Espíritu - Senior Research Fellow at the Barents Institute
- Victoria Tevlina - Senior Research Fellow at the Barents Institute
- Master of Art research projects
- Barents Institute Visiting Professorships
- Urban Wråkberg - Research Director of the Barents Institute
Fujio Ohnishi - Visiting Research Fellow at the Barents Institute
Fujio Ohnishi is studying the structure and functions of Barents cooperation and the interplay of national and regional agents in Norway-Russian confidence building and regional integration in the Barents regions. He is comparing this with cross-border collaboration in the Northern Far East with intent to identify positive lessons for prospective cooperation in both parts of the world.
E-mail: fujio at barinst.no
Fujio Ohnishi is a visiting researcher of the Barents Institute in 2008–09 based on a stipend granted by the Research Council of Norway. Ohnishi holds a PhD in International Relation from Nihon University, Japan where he also is Adjunct Lecturer in International Relations and Interdisciplinary Regional Studies, specialising on the Nordic countries. Based on his knowledge of Scandinavian languages he analysed in his thesis the peaceful steps in the settlement of the status and democratic structure of the islands of Åland, situated in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. The research also included the peaceful and constructive series of bilateral agreements, the development of local democracy and special EU regulation successfully put in place on Åland until present times. This research was supported by grants from Ålands självstyrelses 75-årsjubileumsfond and Nihon University.
Ohnishi is actively implementing regional work in Japan through his membership in the Shizuoka City Council of Public Promotion of Local Self-government. He was guest researcher in 2004–05 at the Åland Islands Peace Institute in Mariehamn, Finland. He has concluded research on the so-called Finnmark Act, the new regime of managing the vast former state commons of the North Norwegian County of Finnmark where Kirkenes is situated.
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