About

Tarek Katramiz is a Project Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance and a member of the xSDG Laboratory (Keio Research Institute) at Keio University. He was previously a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). His main interest is in the politics of sustainability and development, local community, energy, and environmental policies. His current research projects are looking at how the SDGs potentially influence and stimulate new directions of national development planning and assessing the steering effects of the SDGs on local governments and non-state actors; the contestations and synergies in national implementation of energy and climate goals and other SDGs, with particular focus on SDG10 (inequality) and SDG11 (sustainable cities and communities). He holds a BA in Japanese Studies from Damascus University, MA and Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University.

 

Selected publications:

Katramiz, Tarek. “Localizing the Nuclear: Risk Normalization and Sense of Place After Fukushima.” In Rethinking Locality in Japan, edited by Sonja Ganseforth and Hanno Jentzsch, 87-101. London: Routledge, 2021.

Katramiz, Tarek, Mahesti Okitasari. “Accelerating 2030 Agenda Integration: Aligning National Development Plans with the Sustainable Development Goals. Policy Brief.” United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. no.25 (2021): 1-4.

Masuda, Hiromi, Mahesti Okitasari, Kanako Morita, Tarek Katramiz, Hitomi Shimizu, Shun Kawakubo, and Yatsuka Kataoka. “SDGs Mainstreaming at the Local Level: Case Studies from Japan.” Sustainability Science (2021): 1-24.

Katramiz, Tarek, Mahesti Okitasari, Hiromi Masuda, Norichika Kanie, Kazuhiko Takemoto, and Masachika Suzuki. “Local Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Arab World: Addressing Constraints & Maximising Opportunities. Policy Brief.” United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability no.19 (2020): 1-4.