Elizabeth Gamarra

Member (Japan)

Elizabeth Gamarra is a TEDx speaker, Fulbrighter at IE University, World Rotary Peace Fellow and current MEXT PhD Fellow at International Christian University. She has a double Masters in the field of Mental Health (U.S) and Peace and Conflict Studies (Japan) which has permitted her to work as a therapist and mediator with refugee and indigenous communities.

At age 14, she founded “Generations of Legacies” which is an initiative focused on educational empowerment. After completing her graduate-level studies at the record age of 19, she continued to grow this initiative from abroad. She has worked closely with Amnesty International USA, the Center of Migration and Refugee Integration, the Global Peacebuilding of Japan, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) the Academic Council of the United Nations Systems Tokyo Office (ACUNS) and is currently, interning at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

She is the former recipient of the 2020 TUMI USA National Award, the Martin Luther King Drum Major Award, Young Philanthropy Award, the Mediation Akin Olawore Peace Award, the Diversity and Equity University Award among others. Recently, she has co-founded the “RadioNatura Podcast,” a unique multilingual podcast on peace and nature.

Why are you a world federalist?

I am a World Federalist because it is a movement that aligns with my vision of a better inclusive world.  I identify with the principles it aims to serve such as transparency in governance, increase access to justice and promotion for the rule of law.

What is the future you are working towards?

I am working towards a future of peace where we go beyond the us versus them rhetoric and see a collective whole.