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Shizuka Kuramitsu

Research Assistant at the Arms Control Association (ACA)

Shizuka Kuramitsu is a Research Assistant at the Arms Control Association (ACA), where she assists ACA’s policy team on research on key nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament-related issues, including multilateral non-proliferation and disarmament agreements.

Previously, she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies as well as a Graduate Professional for the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Space Security Programmes at United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

She holds a masters in Non-Proliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Shizuka is originally from Hiroshima, Japan.

Content by Shizuka Kuramitsu

Commentary

Gender as a flashpoint: Risks and resolutions for the NPT review process

Disagreements over gender issues in the NPT review process have become increasingly contentious, and there is a real possibility that they could derail the next Review Conference. To avoid an impasse in the consensus-based NPT review process, Sanaa Alvira and Shizuka Kuramitsu urge States parties to proactively engage through coalition-building and inclusive consultations led by NPT Chairs to address these challenges.

2 July 2024 | Sanaa Alvira and Shizuka Kuramitsu