Nanako Tamaru

Adjunct Lecturer

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  • HS 252f - Women, Peacemaking, and Peacebuilding
  • HS 277f - Introduction to Planning and Implementation


  • Boston University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Berkeley

Nanako Tamaru

Adjunct Lecturer


Nanako Tamaru is an independent peace and security consultant and works with a range of non-profit and intergovernmental clients. As a licensed attorney and experienced researcher, she focuses primarily on peace process design, constitution drafting, and inclusive approaches to statebuilding. Ms. Tamaru is also a trainer/facilitator and has developed training curriculum on policy advocacy, P/CVE, gender integration, women's leadership, and security sector reform. She also currently serves as a Truman National Security Fellow.

Previously, Ms. Tamaru was a Senior Program Officer at Inclusive Security where she led research and training programs examining why inclusion matters for peace and how it can be achieved. Ms. Tamaru has also managed peacebuilding programs in Syria and Somalia and has written for UN Women, United Nations Development Programme, Conflict Dynamics International, and Harvard University.

Ms. Tamaru holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and a Master's in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley.