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Chikako Kawakatsu
Visiting Scholar

Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki, Ph.D., is a visiting scholar at the MIT Security Studies Program. She is a Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). She specializes in Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, International Relations and Security of East Asia, US-Japan-China Relations.

Previously, she held positions at Asahi Shimbun, Peking University, and the Japan Ministry of Defense. She served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Security and Defense Capabilities. She published a book titled War Studies for Peace and chapters in The “Long Peace” in Northeast Asia: War Avoided; The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Regional Multilateralism; and Access Anzenhoshoron. She has articles in the Journal of East Asian Studies, International Relations,East Asia Strategic Review, and Security Challenges. In 2007, she received the Lucian Pye Award for the outstanding Ph.D. thesis given annually by the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at MIT with her dissertation "The Rise of 'China Threat' Arguments."