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Michael Ashkenazi

Michael is Senior Researcher and Project Leader for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) at Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC). He did fieldwork all around the globe: From Japan to China, Korea, Canada, South Sudan, Israel, Uganda, Timor Leste, Nepal and Guinea Bissau.Michael holds a PhD in Anthropology. His research focuses on ritual, religion and festivals, Japanese and Korean business culture, Japanese and world food cultures, small arms, stockpiles, reintegration of ex-combatants, security providers, migration and absorption. Furthermore, Miachel was Karate and iaido instructor from 1984 to 1994.