(Washington, D.C.) June 7 - The East-West Center in Washington is pleased to announce that seven new visiting fellows will join the Center this summer and fall. Four fellows are part of the Center's inaugural class of the Japan Studies Fellowship, funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and three fellows are part of the Asia Studies Fellowship, now in its tenth year. The fellows will conduct research on the international relations of Asia, political change in Asia, and U.S.-Asia relations.
"I am pleased to welcome these experienced fellows," said Dr. Satu Limaye, director of the East-West Center's offices in Washington, DC. "They will join a robust and active visiting fellows program, including public seminars, publications, and outreach."
The summer fellowship class will be in residence starting in June and includes:
- Alicia Campi, president of the US-Mongolia Advisory Group, will conduct research on "Potential Impact of New Mineral Development in Mongolia on North Asia Economics and Politics," and will be in residence until mid September.
- Kai He, an assistant professor at Utah State University, will conduct research on "Decision Making During Crises: Prospect Theory and China's Foreign Policy Crisis Behavior after the Cold War," and will be in residence until mid August.
The fall fellowship class will be in residence starting in September and includes:
- Ja Ian Chong, an assistant professor at National University of Singapore, will conduct research on "Commitment, Abandonment, and Order: Power Transition and Security Dilemmas in Northeast and Southeast Asia."
- Hideshi Futori, a research associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, will conduct research on "Japan's Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) in the Context of the Rise of China
- Llewelyn Hughes, an assistant professor at George Washington University, will conduct research on "The Politics of Climate Change in Japan."
- Somei Kobayashi, research fellow at The University of Tokyo, will conduct research on "The Okinawa Reversion, the U.S. Soft Power, and the East Asian International Relations: A Usable History for the Solution of Present-Day Security Issues."
- Crystal Pryor, a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, will conduct research on "U.S.-Japan-China Outer Space Relations: Collaboration to Avoid an Arms Race."
The Asia Studies Fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in international relations of Asia, political change in Asia, and/or U.S.-Asia relations. The Japan Studies Fellowship, funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, supports research on issues of key relevance to the U.S.-Japan partnership. Visit EastWestCenter.org/DCfellowships for more information.
Contact: Aaron Siirila, Projects & Outreach Coordinator: email@example.com or 202.327.9763.