I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. During 2013-2014 I am also a resident Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a National Fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.  

In August 2015 I will take up a post as "Assistant Professor of East Asian International Relations" in Indiana University's newly established School of Global and International Studies (SGIS). 

My primary fields of academic inquiry are International Relations Theory and Security Studies. Current lines of research include the factors shaping the military trajectories of rising powers, the roles of global norms and national identity in states' military policy decision-making, balancing theory, security dilemma theory, political and security affairs in East Asia, the rise of China, China-Japan relations, and the security policies of China, Japan, and the United States.

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, The Diplomat, PacNet, and Asia-Pacific Bulletin

For my undergraduate teaching while a preceptor at Princeton, I was awarded the 2011-2012 Woodrow Wilson School Undergraduate Preceptor Award. 

I hold a B.A.  from Stanford University (with Distinctionwith Honors; and Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. in Politics from Princeton University. 

I speak, read, and write Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and over the past decade have spent more than four years conducting research, working, and studying in mainland China and Japan. Most recently, in August 2013 I returned from a year overseas conducting field research for my dissertation, during which time I was a visiting scholar at Peking University's School of International Studies (SIS)  and a visiting research fellow at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Social Science (ISS).

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

Thank you for visiting my website.

Adam P. Liff

Cambridge, Mass. September 8, 2013


现在,我在普林斯顿大学政治学系攻读博士。我的专业是国际关系(特别是国际安全学)和比较政治。我的研究领域是国际关系理论和安全学。目前,我特别感兴趣的研究重点是崛起大国的对外政策;安全两难理论(Security Dilemma Theory);制衡理论(Balancing Theory);东北亚国家之间的政治与安全关系;以及美国,中国,日本的对外政策。

学历:普林斯顿大学(硕士学位,2011年;政治学系);斯坦福大学(文学学士,2005年;“With Distinction”和“ Phi Beta Kappa”)

语言能力:日文 (JLPT 1级);中文(HSK 7级);英文(母语)


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私は修士号(プリンストン大学政治学部)と学士号(スタンフォード大学、「With Distinction」で卒業、Phi Beta Kappa((全国優等会))会員)を持っております。日本語(JLPT 1級)と中国語(HSK 7級)で読み書き、会話することができます。

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