University Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
John Nilsson-Wright is a University Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations, based at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge. His research is on East Asian international relations, with a particular interest in the relationship between the USA and Japan during the Cold War, as well contemporary regional security issues, and political changes in the region.
Along with his academic role at Cambridge, John was Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, and maintains a Senior Research Fellow position in the programme with responsibility for Northeast Asia. He provides commentary in media about the political situation in the East Asian region, including on the foreign policies and domestic politics of North and South Korea and Japan.
John holds a DPhil in International Relations, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, both from the University of Oxford, and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. He has been a visiting researcher at a variety of East Asian universities, including Tohoku University in Japan, and Seoul National University in South Korea.