Research project: Climate and Energy Politics in Germany, Japan, and the U.S.
Professor Watanabe is an Associate Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University. She holds an L.LB and L.LM from University of Tokyo, and a Ph.D. in Political Science (Dr.rer.pol) from the Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University of Berlin. Her research focuses on comparative climate and energy politics in advanced democracies, and theories of policy processes. She is the author of Climate Policy Changes in Germany and Japan: A Path to Paradigmatic Policy Change (Routledge 2011), and a number of scholarly articles and policy proposals. Professor Watanabe has also served as a member of the Japanese delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Her research at Harvard is supported by the Abe Fellowship, and she will examine climate and energy policy changes in Germany, Japan, and the U.S.