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Adam Liff

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Expert Bio

Adam Liff is an associate professor of East Asian international relations in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and director of its 21st Century Japan Politics and Society Initiative.

Past academic research affiliations include the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science, Peking University’s School of International Studies, the Stanford Center at PKU, and the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Law and Politics.

Liff holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in politics from Princeton University and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Areas of Expertise

International relations and security studies, with a focus on contemporary security affairs in the Asia-Pacific region; foreign relations of Japan and China; U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy; the U.S.-Japan alliance; the rise of China and its impact on its region and the world.

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