Shinju Fujihira, PhD

Shinju Fujihira, PhD

Executive Director
Shinju Fujihira, PhD

Shinju Fujihira has worked at the Weatherhead Center since 2004, and has also been a recipient of the National Security Fellowship from the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies (1999-2000) and the Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations (2002-03).  In his current role, he collaborates with and reports to Harvard faculty and designs a variety of academic programs; develops strategic plans for finances, human resources, communications, fellowship and grant applications, and other areas; and strengthens partnerships with centers, departments, and schools at Harvard, as well as sponsors, donors, foundations, and universities in Japan and elsewhere. He has also served as a Freshman Academic Adviser at the Harvard College. Fujihira’s research has examined the financial origins of great power rivalry, and Japanese politics and foreign policy. He is the author of “Legacies of the Abe Administration” and “Can Japanese Democracy Cope with China’s Rise?” (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), and his interview on Japan’s partisan conflict and foreign policy has appeared in the Asahi Shimbun. He received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University, and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. You can follow him on twitter: twitter.com/sfujihira.

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