Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki Session Overview

Professor of International Relations, Waseda University
Research Affiliate, MIT

Dr. Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS) at Waseda University and currently a research affiliate at MIT. She teaches “International Security” and “International Relations and Security in East Asia.” She served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Security and Defense Capabilities in 2009. Her areas of expertise include causes and prevention of war and East Asian international relations with a special focus on U.S.-Japan-China relations. She has written extensively on issues concerning threat perception in a unipolar world, transformation of international relations after the Cold War, and issues relating to security problems in East Asia. At Waseda University, she leads a program on Political Integration at the Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration (GIARI), and research projects on Security Studies at the Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies (WIASP) and at the Organization for Japan-U.S. Studies (WOJUSS). Her works include: “Repairing the Strategic Safety-Net: Security and Interdependence in East Asia” (2006); “Strategy, Military Power and Security — Senryaku, Gunjiryoku, Anzenhosho” in Access Anzenhoshoron (2005); “International Structural Change and U.S.-Japan-China Relations: The Importance of ‘Liberal Deterrence’ Policy, ” International Affairs (2009); and “Nationalism as a Cause of War: The Case of the Crimean War” (1998). Prior to joining GSAPS, Dr. Ueki was Senior Research Fellow and Professor at the National Institute for Defense Studies, which is the main research arm of the Japan Ministry of Defense. During her appointment at NIDS, she was the main author of the China chapters in the NIDS annual publication: East Asian Strategic Review and reports on strategic assessments.



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