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 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

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, balancing theory, socialization processes, and the roles played by norms and national identity in states' military policy decision-making. My main substantive interests include political and security affairs in East Asia; particularly 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 International Security (forthcoming), 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 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 Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the University of Tokyo's Institute of Social Science (ISS), Peking University's School of International Studies (SIS), 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. August 21, 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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