Dr. Amane Kobayashi is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). His expertise includes politics and economy of the Middle East and North Africa focusing on Libya, and energy geopolitics in the region. Dr. Kobayashi has previously worked at University of Nairobi, Kenya, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the U.S., the Japan Institute of International Affairs. He has also participated in Libya’s post-conflict reconstruction projects with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Kobayashi received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Media and Governance and B.A. in Policy Management at Keio University.