Lecturer. This course aims to familiarize graduate students with the major variables, both systemic and unit-level, that political scientists have identified as influencing foreign and security policy, and also equip them with the necessary tools to conduct research and complete a research paper of their own. Click here for the course syllabus.
Lecturer. This course explores the strategies modern Japan has used to provide security for its citizens from 1853-today, which include experimenting with domestic political institutions, colonizing neighboring countries, picking fights with more powerful states, fashioning new national identities, and surrendering its right to formulate security policy. Click here for the course syllabus.
Lecturer. It explores how politicians fought election campaigns, elected leaders, made policy, and governed with bureaucrats, interest groups, the media, and voters, 1955-2012. Special attention was paid to institutional reforms and to policy challenges such as China and disaster preparedness. Click here for the syllabus, and here for my course evaluation scores.
Teaching Fellow. Taught by visiting Professor Christopher W. Hughes in the Department of Government, Harvard. This course applied the four major paradigms in international relations (structural neo-realism, liberalism, constructivism, and critical security) to security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Click here for the syllabus, and here for my course evaluation scores.
Teaching Fellow (also in 2006). Taught by Professors Kay Shimizu and Margarita Estevez-Abe in the Department of Government, Harvard. This course used theories in comparative politics to teach students about the idiosyncrasies of Japan’s political system and political economy. Click here for the syllabus, and here for course evaluation scores from 2009 and 2006.
Teaching Fellow. Taught by Professor Susan J. Pharr in the Department of East Asian Studies, Harvard. It examined problems in Japanese politics, economy, and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics included war memory; the emperor system; constitutional revision; capitalism; the employment system; and immigration. Click here for the syllabus.