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Chris Hughes is Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies in PAIS and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education). He was formerly Assistant Director of the ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation; Head of the Department in PAIS from 2010 to 2015, and Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2012 to 2016. Previously he was British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in PAIS and Research Associate at the Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University (IPSHU). From 2000-2001 he was Visiting Associate Professor, and in 2006 he held the Asahi Shimbun Visiting Chair of Mass Media and Politics, both at the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo. He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford (BA and MA), Rochester (MA), and Sheffield (MA and PhD). He is an honorary Research Associate at IPSHU, and has been a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and Visiting Scholar at the East Asia Institute, the Free University of Berlin. In 2009-2010 he was the Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at the Department of Government, Harvard University, and is currently an Associate in Research at Harvard's Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. He is co-founder of the Europe-Japan Advanced Research Network. Research scholarships have been received from the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, the European Union, the British Council, and the British Academy.

Chris is co-editor of The Pacific Review, one of the leading journals focussing on the international politics of the Asia-Pacific.

Research interests

Currently Chris works on projects which examine:

  • The future trajectory and drivers of Japan’s foreign and security
  • Japan’s international relations and ‘grand strategy’
  • Defence transformation and new technologies in Japan’s military policy and the Asia-Pacific
  • Japanese foreign policy-making
  • Japan-China relations
  • US-Japan alliance ties
  • Japan-North Korea relations
  • Multilateral security in the Asia-Pacific
  • The political economy of defence production in Japan
  • Japan and Asia-Pacific regionalism
  • Japanese economic statecraft
  • Japanese radicalism and terrorism
  • Post-Cold War traditional and non-traditional security policy
  • Regionalisation and globalisation

Roles

Former roles

Professional associations

  • Honorary Research Associate at the Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University (IPSHU)
  • Research scholarships have been received from the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, the European Union, the British Council, and the British Academy.

Previous Professional associations

Qualifications

  • Degrees from the Universities of Oxford (BA and MA)
  • Rochester (MA)
  • Sheffield (MA and PhD)

Prof Chris Hughes


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Contact:

Email: C.W.Hughes@warwick.ac.uk

Advice and Feedback hours

Advice and feedback hours: By appointment

Teaching

Advice and feedback hours: By appointment