During 2014-2015 I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program. I am also on leave as "Assistant Professor of East Asian International Relations" in Indiana University's newly established School of Global and International Studies (SGIS). 

My primary disciplinary fields of academic inquiry are international relations and security studies. Current lines of research include the factors shaping the military trajectories of rising powers, the roles of norms and national identity in states' military policy decision-making, balancing theory, and security dilemma theory. My main substantive interests include political and security affairs in East Asia; especially the foreign relations of Japan and China, U.S. policy toward East Asia (esp. its security alliances), and the rise of China and its impact on the region and world.  

My peer-reviewed scholarship has been published in Journal of Strategic Studies and The China Quarterly, and has been cited widely in global media, including in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist. Other recent publications include several book chapters in edited volumes and articles in Foreign Policy, Asan ForumThe Diplomat, The National InterestPacNet, and Asia-Pacific Bulletin

I hold a B.A.  from Stanford University (with Distinctionwith Honors; and Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. For my undergraduate teaching while at Princeton, I was awarded the 2011-2012 Woodrow Wilson School Undergraduate Preceptor Award. 

I speak, read, and write Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, and over the past decade have spent more than four years conducting research, working, and studying in Japan and mainland China. Recent academic research affiliations include Peking University's School of International Studies (SIS), the University of Tokyo's Institute of Social Science (ISS), the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the University of Virginia's Miller Center, and the Stanford Center at PKU.  

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. June 3, 2014



2014年9月より、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。2014年8月より、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。ただし2014年8月~2015年7月休職。また、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。


日本語(日本語能力試験1級)と中国語(中国語能力試験(HSK) 7級)が堪能。






アダム・リッフ(Adam P. Liff)

Cambridge, Massachusetts;2014年6月5日