Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Faculty Spotlight: Professor David Arase

Dr. David Arase is a Resident Professor of International Politics at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, teaching classes this year such as East Asian Regionalism and Comparative Foreign Policy. His other activities at the HNC have included co-chairing the HNC faculty colloqium and serving as the faculty sponsor of the HNC Vegetarian Cooking Club.

In addition, this past fall he gave presentations at conferences in Hanoi and Beijing and this spring has published several papers including:
  • “Modernizing US defense cooperation in East Asia to peacefully manage strategic competition,” NIDS Visiting Scholar Paper Series, no. 2 (Tokyo: National Institute of Defense Studies, April 16, 2015). Click here to read.
  • “Explaining China’s 2+7 Initiative towards ASEAN,” ISEAS Trends, No. 4 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, April 9, 2015). Click here to read
  • "China's Two Silk Roads and the Community of Common Destiny in Asia," ISEAS Perspective, No. 2 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, January 22, 2015). Click here to read.
Before joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center faculty in 2011, Dr. Arase was a professor of politics at Pomona College in Claremont, California, teaching international relations and East Asian affairs with a focus on Japanese politics and foreign policy. He is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A. liberal arts, 1977), the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., international relations, 1982), and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., political science, 1989). He has had a Japan Foundation dissertation fellowship and an Abe Foundation research fellowship, and has been a US State Department-sponsored touring speaker in South Korea and China. For his complete CV, click here.