Maki Sato

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Tokyo
Research Interest: 
The anatomy of the human-nature relationship

Maki Sato is a Fox International Fellow (2015/16) from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where she is a PhD candidate in the department of Advanced Social and International Studies. Maki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Information Studies and Master of Media and Governance, both earned from Keio University. Maki previously worked in the field of policy analysis, focusing on environment and energy policies in Japan and East Asian countries. Her recent work experience as a consultant for the Green Growth project at the UNESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand led her to pursue her research in environmental philosophy, where she hopes to find a solution to avoid conflicts among stakeholders. Her doctoral research intends to draw out the implications of ideas derived from environmental philosophy for innovative and effective global environmental policies that aim to build environmentally sound and resilient society.

Policy Brief: “Can Humans and Nature be Reconciled? Lessons from Philosophy.”