Dr. Kosuke Mizuno is a professor of development studies at School of Environmental Science, University of Indonesia. He is also an emeritus professor Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, and a visiting professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN). He has studied on people’s organizations, institutions, and economic development in democratizing Indonesia based on extensive field works. His publication includes Rural Industrialization in Indonesia, a Study on Community-based Weaving Industry in West Java (Institute of Developing Economies) in 1996, Populism in Asia (National University of Singapore Press, or NUS Press) in 2009, Direktori Serikat Pekerja/ Serikat Buruh Indonesia. Bandung, Indonesia: (Directory of Trade Unions in Indonesia), (Akatiga Pusat Analisis Social, Bandung), 2007. Catastrophe and Regeneration in Indonesia’s Peatlands: Ecology, Economy and Society, (NUS Press) in 2016, Sustainability and Crisis at the Village: Agroforestry in West Java, Indonesia. (the Talun-Huma system and rural social economy) (UGM Press) in 2016. He got Ph.D in agricultural economics at Kyoto University in 1994. He used to be a researcher at Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo (1978-1996), and an associate professor at CSEAS since 1996, and a professor at CSEAS since 2003. He was the Director of CSEAS for 2006 to 2010. Currently he is the leader of research project of RIHN titled ‘Toward the Regeneration of Tropical Peatland Societies: Building International Research Network on Integrated Peatland Management”, inter-disciplinary study based on field works in Riau Province, Indonesia to conduct the rewetting and paludiculture in order to prevent the peatland fire, and to regenerate sustainable peatland society.