Please note: Institutional affiliations were accurate as of the time of residency but may be outdated.


Asia Studies Fellows

Dr. Sujata AshwaryaAssociate Professor, Centre for West Asian Studies Jamia Millia Islamia, India. Research topic: India’s Energy Security and Energy Cooperation with the United States: Optimizing Gains and Moving Forward. |Publication| |Seminar|

Mr. Riaz KhokharResearch Assistant, Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS), Islamabad, Pakistan. Research topic: Reorienting U.S. Pakistan Strategy from Af-Pak to Indo-Pacific. |Asia Pacific Bulletin| |Seminar| |AsiaPacific Issues|

Dr. Rebecca StratingSenior Lecturer, La Trobe University, Australia. Research topic: Defending the rules-based maritime order. |Publication| |Seminar|

Ms. Bich "Bella" T. TranPhD Candidate, University of Antwerp. Research topic: From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: The Prospect of a U.S.-Vietnam Strategic Partnership. |Asia Pacific Bulletin| |Seminar| |AsiaPacific Issues|

U.S. – Japan – Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship Year 1 Cohort

Mr. Darren Mangado, Teaching Associate, De La Salle University. Research topic: The Role of the Business Sector in the Trilateral Economic Relations of the US, Japan, and Southeast Asia. | Asia Pacific Bulletin | Seminar Photos | Seminar |

Ms. Elyse Mark, Researcher, East-West Center in Washington. Research topic: Better Health Through Trilateral Cooperation: Leveraging the United States-Japan Partnership. | Asia Pacific Bulletin | Seminar Photos | Seminar VideoSeminar |

Ms. Kei Namba, PhD Candidate, Free University of Berlin. Research topic: U.S.-Japan-Southeast Asian Cities Cluster for Water and Environmental Development Partnerships.  | Asia Pacific Bulletin | Seminar PhotosSeminar |

Mr. Quang Huy Pham, Visiting Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. Research topic: Implications of the U.S.-Japan Alliance Upon the Performance of ADMM-Plus: A Vietnamese Perspective. | Asia Pacific Bulletin | Seminar PhotosSeminar | Working Paper

Ms. Kyoko Suzuki, Special Assistant for Trade Negotiations, Economic Partnership Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Research Topic: Reducing Non-Tariff Barriers through Economic Partnership Agreements: Possible Approaches for U.S.-Japan-ASEAN Cooperation. \ Asia Pacific Bulletin | Seminar PhotosSeminar |

Ms. Courtney Weatherby, Research Analyst, The Stimson Center. Research topic: The Indo-Pacific Economic Vision: Emerging Opportunities for U.S.-Japan Collaboration on Infrastructure Needs in Southeast Asia. | Asia Pacific Bulletin | Seminar Photos Seminar |


Asia Studies Fellows

Dr. Wenhong Chen, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Research topic: Now I Know My ABC: A U.S.-China Comparative Policy Research of AI, Big Data, & Cloud Computing. |Publication | |Publication 2| |Seminar|

Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Fellow in the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Research topic: Reinventing U.S.-Thai Alliance in China's Backyard. |Publication |Publication 2| |Seminar|

Dr. Timur Dadbaev, Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Research topic: Comparative Analysis of the "Silk Road" in the U.S., Japanese and the Chinese Foreign Policies towards Central Asia. \Publication | |Publication 2| |Seminar|

Ms. Soyolgerel Nyamjav, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies, National Security Council of Mongolia. Research topic:The Northeast Asian Multilateral Security Mechanism: Role of Mongolia and the U.S. perspective. |Seminar|

Dr. Kaewkamol “Karen” Pitakdumrongkit, Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Research topic: The U.S.’ Indo-Pacific Strategy and Its Impacts on the Future Development of Asian Economic Architectures. |Publication| |Publication 2| |Publication 3| |Seminar|

Dr. Denghua Zhang, Research Fellow at the Australian National University. Research topic:China-U.S. Aid Cooperation and Implications on their Bilateral Relations. |Publication| |Publication 2| |Seminar|


Asia Studies Fellows

Ruji Auethavornpipat, PhD. candidate at Australian National University. Research topic: “U.S.-ASEAN Engagement on Human Trafficking: Assessing a Paradigm Shift.Publication | Seminar

Ithrana Lawrence,  Research Associate, East Asian International Relations Research Caucus, National University of Malaysia. Research topic: “The Politics of (Re)Alignment: The U.S. in Southeast Asian States’ Evolving Strategies in the Trump Era." Publication | Seminar

Dr. Patrick Kilby, Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University. Research topic: “Future Directions of U.S. Foreign Aid and the Rise of China as a Donor”  Publication 1 | Publication 2 |  Seminar

Lin Wang, Research Fellow and Chief Journalist on Foreign and Defense Policy, Beijing Bureau of China Business News. Research topic: “The Opportunities and Challenges of China-Pakistan Economic Corridors and its implications for U.S. Policy on Pakistan" Publication | Seminar

Visiting Scholars

Tereza Kobelkova, PhD. candidate at the Australian National University. Independent Research Topic: "The Indian Ocean Region and Effects of Distribution of power on Regional Order-Building." Publication


Asia Studies Fellows

Charmaine Deogracias, Reporter with NHK Manila in Manila, Philippines. Research topic: “The U.S.-Philippines-Japan Trilateral Defense Cooperation and the Converging Interest in the South China Sea.” Publication 1 | Publication 2 |  Seminar

Abubakar Eby Hara,  Senior Lecturer in the International Relations Department of Jember University, in Jawa Timur, Indonesia. Research topic: “Democracy and Counterterrorism Policy in Indonesia: the U.S. Significant Role." Publication | Seminar

Manjeet Pardesi, Lecturer in International Relations at the Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand. Research topic: “Explaining America's Response to the Rise of China and India”  Publication 1 | Publication 2 | Seminar

Arzan Tarapore, PhD. candidate at Kings College London. Research topic: “Beyond Shared Interests: How the U.S. Shapes Indian Military Strategy"  Publication | Seminar

Visiting Scholars

Renato DeCastro - US-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative Researcher, Professor in the Department of International Studies at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. Independent Research Topic: "The United States Strategic Rebalancing to Asia: Quo Vadis after 2016?" Publication | Seminar

Yoram Evron - American Jewish Committee (AJC) Asia Pacific Institute Fellow, Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at University of Haifa, in Haifa, Israel. Independent Research Topics: "US-led arms embargo on China and its military and political implications for the concerned parties" and "China's widening military activities in the Middle East." Publication 1 | Publication 2 | Seminar

Daniel Rocha e Silva, PhD. candidate at the University of Warwick in Conventry, UK. Independent Research Topic: "U.S.-China Relations and Maritime Strategy."

Noriyuki Yamaguchi, Former Journalist with the Tokyo Broadcasting System in Washington, DC and Tokyo, Japan. Independent Research Topics: "Prime Minister Abe's New Multi-layered Approach for U.S.-Japan Relations," and "Historical Research on the Vietnam War and Post-war Era."


Asia Studies Fellows

Surupa Gupta, Associate Professor at the University of Mary Washington in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. Research topic: “Indispensable Partners?: US-India Relations and the Domestic Politics of Farm Trade and Intellectual Property Rights” Publication 

Saori Katada, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California in the School of International Relations. Research topic: “Japan’s Foreign Economic Policy at a Crossroads: TPP, AIIB and the Future of Asia’s Regional GovernancePublication | Seminar

Rahul Mishra, Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi, India. Research topic: “China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative: Implications for the US and India”  Seminar

James Platte, Non-Resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS. Research topic: “Strengthening Nuclear Safety Cooperation in Northeast Asia.” Publication | Seminar

Vibhanshu Shekhar, Scholar-in-Residence at the ASEAN Studies Center at American University. Research topic: “Indonesia’s Maritime Vision: Implications for US-Indonesia Strategic Engagement.” Publication | Seminar


Asia Studies Fellows

Mendee Jargalsaikhan, PhD. candidate at the University of British Columbia. Research topic: “The US-Mongolia's Comprehensive Partnership: How to Maintain Momentum.Publication | Seminar

Vitaly Kozyrev, Associate Professor at Endicott College. Research topic: “Reshaping Regional Orders: The Eurasian Union and the Politics of Integration Alliances in Eurasia.Publication | Seminar

Dinshaw Mistry, Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Research topic: “Assessing US-India Defense and Strategic Relations.Publication 1 | Publication 2 | Seminar

Joonui Park, PhD. candidate at Boston University. Research topic: “Striking the ‘21st Century’ Trade Agreement: The Case of Intellectual Property Rights in the TPP Negotiations and U.S.-Northeast Asian Trade Relations.” Publication | Seminar

Japan Studies Fellows

Mary McCarthy, Associate Professor at Drake University. Research topic: “Identity Through Historical Memory: The 'Comfort Women' Issue in U.S.-Japan Relations.Publication | Seminar

Ender Ricart, Researcher at the University of Chicago. Research topic: “Caring for an Aging Population: U.S.-Japan Comparative Research into the Potential of Adopting a Prevention-Based Approach.Publication | Seminar

Aiko Shimizu, Former Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. Research topic: “US-Japan Natural Gas Cooperation and its Impact on Economy and National Security.Publication | Seminar

Visiting Scholars

Hayley Channer, Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Research topic: "Changing American Expectations of its Allies in Asia."  Publication | Seminar

Jay Batongbacal - US-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative Fellow, Assistant Professor at the University of Philippines. Research topic: "US Maritime Security Policies and Recourse to International Arbitration: Impact on the Future of the South China Sea Disputes."  Seminar

Seoung Gul Hong, Rearch Fellow at the Korea Maritime Institute. Research topic: "US Policy toward North Korea and International Cooperation in Developing North Korea's Marine and Fisheries Sectors."

Tomoko Kiyota,  Resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. Research topic: "US-India-Japan Relations: The Impact of Different Perspectives over Alliance and the US." Publication | Seminar


Asia Studies Fellows

Julio Amador III - Fulbright Fellow, research specialist at the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines. Research topic: "ASEAN Integration, Foreign Policy and US-ASEAN Cooperation in Asia." Publication | Seminar

Xiaobo Su, Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. Research topic: "Regional Integration and China's Anti-drug Polices in Northern Laos and Myanmar." Publication | Seminar

Wen-Ti Sung, PhD. candidate at the Australian National University. Research topic: "China Policy in the United States: The Role of Epistemic Communities." Publication | Seminar

Japan Studies Fellows

Sean Connell, Former POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Research topic: "Innovation and Growth: A Focus for Strengthening US-Japan Economic Cooperation." Publication | Seminar

Ian Rinehart, Analyst in Asia Affairs at the Congressional Research Service in Washington, DC. Research topic: "The Right of Collective Self-Defense and the US-Japan Alliance." Publication | Seminar

Rikako Watai, Professor at Keio University Law School in Tokyo. Research topic: "The Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and Japan: Finding a Balance Between National Security and Free Trade." Publication | Seminar


Asia Studies Fellows

Alicia Campi, President, U.S.-Mongolia Advisory Group, Inc. Research topic: "Potential Impact of New Mineral Development in Mongolia on North Asia Economics and Politics." Publication 1 | Publication 2 Seminar

Ja Ian Chong, Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. Research topic: "Commitment, Abandonment, and Order: Power Transition and Security Dilemmas in East Asia." Publication 1 | Publication 2 Seminar 

Kai He, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Utah State University. Research topic: "Decision Making During Crises: Prospect Theory and China's Foreign Policy Crisis Behavior after the Cold War." Publication | Seminar 

Japan Studies Fellows

Hideshi Futori, Research Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Research topic: “Japan's Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) in the Context of the Rise of China.Publication Seminar

Llewelyn Hughes, Assistant Professor at George Washington University. Research topic: “The Politics of Climate Change in Japan.Publication Seminar

Somei Kobayashi, Research Fellow at The University of Tokyo. Research topic: “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.” Publication Seminar 

Crystal Pryor, PhD. Candidate at the University of Washington. Research topic: “U.S.-Japan-China Outer Space Relations: Collaboration to Avoid an Arms Race.Publication 1 | Publication 2 Seminar 

Visiting Scholars

Akira Kato, Director, Institute for International Studies, Obirin University. Research topic: "The Re-redefinition of the Japan-US alliance for 'New Wars': a Global Human Security Alliance in the Global Public Sphere.Publication 1 | Publication 2 Seminar 


Endy Bayuni, Senior Editor, The Jakarta Post. Research topic: "The Culture War in Indonesia—the Battle for the Soul of Indonesia." Publication Seminar

Christopher Candland, Associate Professor of Political Science & Director, South Asia Studies Program, Wellesley College. Research topic: "Islamic Charities and Human Security in Pakistan." Seminar

Julie Chernov Hwang, Assistant Professor, Goucher College. Research topic: "Radicalization, Disengagement, and Deradicalization in Indonesia." Publication | Seminar 

Sheila Nair, Professor, Nothern Arizona University. Research topic: "Non-Governmental Organizations and Transnational Aid: Fostering Change or Reinforcing the Status Quo?Seminar

Bronson Percival, Senior Advisor, CNA. Research topic: "Southeast Asia Strategy Review." Publication South China Sea: Conflict Resolution Scenario." Publication Seminar 

Delphine J. Schrank, Freelance Journalist, Washington Post. Research topic: "Revolution by Evolution: Civil Society as a Strategy of Dissent in Burma." 

Seongho Sheen,  Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University. Research topic: “The ROK’s Views on Multilateralism and a Northeast Asian Security Architecture.” Publication Seminar 

Maria Wey-Shen Siow, East Asia Bureau Chief, Channel NewsAsia. Research topic: "China's Exercise of Non-Utilitarian Soft Power in Southeast Asia." Publication Seminar

Michael J. Sutton , Research Fellow, WTO Research Center, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Research topic: "The Political Economy of New Conservatism in Asia: Aging, Low Fertility and Regional Relations." Publication Seminar 



Kuniko Ashizawa , Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford Brookes University. Research topic: "United States, Japan, and the Trilateral Dialogue: Extended Bilateralism or a New Minilateral Option?"  Publication Seminar 

Mohammad Ayaz , Lecturer in Pakistan Studies, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan. Research topic: "Pakistan's NWFP and Ethno-Religious Activism: A Local Window onto Possibilities in a Changing Global Order" Seminar

Ishak Mastura, Deputy Executive Secretary, Office of the Regional Governor, Mindanao, Philippines. Research topic: “All Roads Lead to Rome: United States Policy and the Mindanao Conflict.


Sokbunthoeun So, Visting Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. Research topic: "Formalization of Land Ownership through Land Titles." Publication Seminar 

Hao Duy Phan , Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). Research topic: "A Fieldwork Examination of the Case for a Southeast Asia Court of Human Rights." Publication Seminar 

Hyon-Joo. Yoo , Research Associate, Georgetown University. Research topic: "Confronting Dormant and Active Threats: South Korea's Strategy Toward China and Its Implications for the United States."  Publication Seminar



Rameez Abbas Handy , PhD. Candidate in Political Science, Johns Hopkins University. Research topic: “Stranger or Citizen? The Political Integration of Internal Migrants in Mumbai and Kolkata.

Soo Yeon Kim, Assistant Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland. Research topic: “Wither Multilateralism? International Trade in East Asia after the Cold War.


Nam Duong Nguyen , PhD. Candidate, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia. Research topic: “Beyond the Hedge: Vietnam’s Strategic Disposition toward the Sino-American Structure.” Seminar


Ardeth Thawnghmung, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Research topic: "The Other Karen, Kurd, and Muslim: Understanding the Absence of Violence Amidst Ethnic Hostility." Publication Seminar 




Sulfikar Amir, Lecturer, Graduate Program of Development Studies, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. Research topic: "The Rise of a Nuclear State: Politics of Nuclear Energy in Post-Suharto Indonesia." Seminar

John Holmes Miller, Retired Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawai'i. Research topic: "Asian Intergration: Japan, Korea and China." Publication Seminar

Jae-Jung Suh, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University. Research topic: "How Japan and China Have Used History as Medium of Communication." Publication Seminar


Napisa Waitoolkiat , Lecturer, Political Science, Naresuan University, Thailand. Research topic: "Democratic Institutions and Political Corruption in Emerging Democracies: The Case of Thailand." Publication Seminar


Kyaw Yin Hlaing, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore. Research topic: “Strong Authoritarian State, Weak Social Movement: Why Myanmar’s Pro-Democracy Movement Has Yet to Effect Democratic Changes in the Country.Publication

Andrew Oros, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Research topic: “The New Politics of Antimilitarism: Explaining Japan’s Evolving Security Policies. Publication Seminar

K.Y. Ratnam, Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hyderabad. Research topic: "Dalit Movement as a Democratizing Process in Andhra Pradesh.” Publication


Joseph Chinyong Liow, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Research topic: "The State of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Authoritarian Burma." Publication

Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana, Faculty Member at the School of Public Administration at the National Insitute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand. Research topic: "Decentralization, Local Government, and Socio-political Conflict in Southern Thailand." Publication

Manoharan Nagaioh, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in New Delhi. Research topic: “Efficacy of Anti-terror Legislation in Developing Democracies: The Sri Lankan Case.Publication

Ronojoy Sen, Assistant Editor with The Times of India. Research topic: “Legalizing Religion: The Indian Supreme Court and Homogenization of the Nation.Publication


Dr. Evelyn Goh, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Defense & Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University. Research topic: "Meeting the China Challenge: The U.S. in Southeast Asian Regional Security Strategies." Publication

Mr. Herman J. S. Kraft,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Research topic: "Human Rights in Southeast Asia: The Search for Regional Norms."  Publication

Ms. Merlyna Lim, Research Fellow at the University of Twente, Anschede, Netherlands. Research topic: "Islamic Radicalism and Anti-Americanism in Indonesia: The Role of the Internet." Publication