School of International Service
Ph.D. in International Relations, Tufts University.
Dr. Ashizawa's research interests include Japan’s foreign, security and ODA policy, U.S.-Japan-China relations, regional institution-building in Asia, and the role of the concept of state identity in foreign policy, for which she has published a number of academic journal articles and book chapters, including in International Studies Review, Pacific Affairs, and the Pacific Review. The recent author of "Japan, the U.S., and Regional Institution-Building in the New Asia: When Identity Matters," Ashizawa has previously taught at Oxford Brookes University (UK). She was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the East-West Center in Washington, and the United Nations University.