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I am an assistant professor in the EALC Department of Indiana University's newly established School of Global and International Studies (SGIS). During 2014-2015 I am on leave from IU as a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program. I am also an associate-in-research at Harvard University's Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

My primary disciplinary fields of academic inquiry are international relations and security studieswith a particular focus on contemporary security affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. My main substantive interests include the foreign relations of Japan and China; U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific (esp. U.S. security alliances); and the rise of China and its impact on its region and the world. Current specific lines of research include the influence of norms and socialization mechanisms on the military trajectories of rising powers; U.S. efforts to shape China’s rise; Japan’s and China’s crisis management capabilities and their implications for worsening frictions in the East China Sea; China’s perceptions of and responses to U.S. alliances; and the continuing evolution of Japan’s postwar security policy profile.

My peer-reviewed scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in International Security, Journal of Contemporary ChinaJournal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, and The China Quarterly, and has been cited widely in global media, including in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, Associated Press, Bloomberg, and The Economist. Other recent publications include several book chapters in edited volumes and articles in Foreign AffairsForeign Policy, Asan ForumThe National InterestThe Diplomat, PacNet, and Asia-Pacific Bulletin

I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in Politics from Princeton University, and a B.A. from Stanford University (with Distinctionwith Honors; and Phi Beta Kappa). For my undergraduate teaching while at Princeton, I was awarded the Woodrow Wilson School Undergraduate Preceptor Award. 

My past academic research affiliations include the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the University of Tokyo's Institute of Social SciencePeking University's School of International Studies, the Stanford Center at PKU, and the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Law and Politics.  

More information about my background, publications, fellowships, awards and honors, previous professional experience, etc. is available on my English-language CV (see link above). 

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Adam P. Liff

Cambridge, Mass. October 10, 2014


現在、インディアナ大学国際関係学院(SGIS: School of Global and International Studies--2012年に新設)助教。2014年~2015年、プリンストン大学公共政策大学院(Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs)プリンストン・ハーバード中国・国際関係研究プログラム(Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program)にてポスドク・フェロー。また、ハーバード大学ライシャワー日本研究所客員研究員(アソシエイト・イン・リサーチ)もハーバード大学フェアバンク中国研究センター客員研究員(アソシエイト・イン・リサーチ)も兼務。



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