Kathleen M. Pike

Senior Fellow

Dr. Kathleen Pike is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). She serves as Executive Director and Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program and is Associate Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program. She is also Senior Supervising Psychologist in the Center for Eating Disorders at CUMC.

Dr. Pike earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Johns Hopkins University and her doctoral degree at Yale University. Upon completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University, she joined the faculty at Columbia University in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology where she also served as Clinical Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Research Unit.

Throughout her career, Dr. Pike has been involved with global initiatives around education and women’s health and has held academic and administrative university appointments in Japan where she served as Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean for Research at Temple University Japan and Visiting Professor at Keio University. Dr. Pike is recognized internationally for her work in the area of risk factors and evidence based treatment for eating disorders. She developed an internationally disseminated relapse prevention treatment program of cognitive behavioral therapy for anorexia nervosa, and she conducts clinical training and education globally focused on expanding clinical and research capacity for evidence-based treatment in low-resourced communities. She currently leads the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia – World Health Organization Collaboration that has the primary aim of contributing to the research program of Clinical Field Trials for the development of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) – 11.

Dr. Pike has been involved in health policy beginning at Yale where she served as a Fellow in the Bush Center for Child Development and Social Policy. During her tenure in Japan, she worked closely with the lead parliament member to consult on policies impacting mental health care delivery and opportunities to advance specialty care for particular mental health conditions. As Associate Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, Dr. Pike is integrally involved in the development of policy placements and ongoing mentorship for Fellows. She is also plays a lead role in recruitment of fellows and program development. She is currently working on the development of a pilot program to extend the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program to include a global policy option.

Dr. Pike served as co-chair of training and education for the Academy for Eating Disorders and currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Eating Disorders, is Associate Editor for Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, and Practice and Associate Editor for Journal of Eating Disorders. She is the founding chair of the US-TELL Foundation and served as vice-chair of the board of directors for TELL in Japan, the only mental health center dedicated to serving the needs of the international community in Tokyo. She also served vice-chair of the Support Foundation Board of Directors for Asian University for Women and played a leadership role in the founding of Asian University for Women, a residential, liberal arts college hat draws students from across south and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Pike has maintained an ongoing research program supported by grants and awards from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), Fulbright Foundation, Takeda Foundation, Japan National Institute of Health, Keio University, Columbia University, Temple University, the Japan Foundation, and private philanthropic funding. She has published over 85 articles and book chapters on eating disorders, culture and psychopathology and global mental health and has authored and presented more than 100 workshops, invited lectures, papers, and poster presentations.

Kathleen M. Pike can be reached at kmp2@columbia.edu.

Daisuke Akimoto

Adjunct Fellow

Dr. Daisuke Akimoto is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for Security & Development Policy, Stockholm Japan Center, Sweden. He serves as an Official Secretary in the House of Representatives in Tokyo and previously worked as Assistant Professor at the Soka University Peace Research Institute.

He holds a PhD in Asian Studies and International Relations from the University of Western Sydney (UWS IPRS Scholar), an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney (Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar), and a BA in Humanities from Soka University, Japan.

Dr. Akimoto is the author of several books, such as Japan as a ‘Global Pacifist State’: Its Changing Pacifism and Security Identity (Peter Lang 2013), The Abe Doctrine: Japan’s Proactive Pacifism and Security Strategy (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), and Japan’s Nuclear Identity and Its Implications for Nuclear Abolition (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).

His publications are available at https://researchmap.jp/7000004245?lang=e

Annette Bradford

Adjunct Fellow

Dr. Annette Bradford’s research focuses on how higher education is responding to the challenges and opportunities of globalization, with a particular focus on the internationalization of Japanese higher education.

Dr. Bradford’s co-edited book English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes (Multilingual Matters, 2018) brings together diverse scholar and practitioner perspectives and is the first complete volume to examine English-medium instruction in Japan. She has also published analysis of national policy, student exchange, and faculty recruitment in addition to articles on other international issues such as intercultural competence and language learning motivation. Her keen interests in enabling students to become global citizens and promoting women’s leadership are reflected in her teaching, research, and service, including as a co-founder of the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program.

Dr. Bradford is an Associate of Oxford EMI, Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University, Japan Campus and Special Advisor for Education and Policy at the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS). She is also editor for Routledge’s Focus on English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education series. She previously held positions as an associate professor at Meiji University and as Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs Fellow. She received her doctorate in Education Administration and Policy Studies at The George Washington University.

Since leaving the United Kingdom in 1998, Annette has studied and worked in Japan, the United States, Singapore, China, and Indonesia.

Annette Bradford can be reached at annette.bradford@oxfordemi.co.uk

John Bradford

Adjunct Fellow

John F. Bradford is a Senior Fellow in the Maritime Security Programme at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also the Executive Director and founding President of the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (www.YCAPS.org), a non-profit organization that capitalizes on Yokosuka City’s unique pool of global expertise and rich maritime heritage to deliver professional development opportunities, build networks between individuals, promote understanding of the role Japan’s base-hosting communities in regional affairs.

Mr. Bradford maintains an active research agenda focused on Asian security with special attention given to maritime issues and cooperative affairs. A frequent commentator at public events and specialized conferences, he has been invited to give lectures and presentations in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. His written work can be found in publications such as Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asia Policy, Asian Security, Asian Survey, Naval War College Review, and Naval Institute Proceedings.  He has also written book chapters, online articles, and monographs published by leading international think tanks. 

Mr. Bradford received his BA in Asian Studies and Government from Cornell University. During his undergraduate experience, he also earned a Diploma of Indonesian studies from Malang State University in Indonesia and served as an exchange midshipmen sailing aboard the Royal Malaysian Navy ship, KD Rahmat. As an Olmsted Scholar, he studied in the Department of Political Science at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia and completed an MSc (Strategic Studies) from RSIS. At RSIS, he was awarded the UOB Gold Medal as the top student in Strategic Studies. He is also a graduate of Japan’s National Institute of Defense Studies, the U.S. National Defense University, and the U.S. Naval War College.

Prior to joining the research sector full time, Mr. Bradford spent move than twenty years in the U.S. Navy. His Navy assignments included service as Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Combat Systems Officer, Chief Engineer, Navigator, First Lieutenant and Electronic Warfare Officer in ships forward-deployed to Japan that operated throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. He also served as Deputy Director of the U.S. 7th Fleet Maritime Headquarters, as Regional Cooperation Coordinator for the U.S. 7th Fleet; as Country Director for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and as Asia-Pacific Politico-military Branch Chief on the Navy Staff.

Tina Burrett

Adjunct Fellow

Dr. Tina Burrett is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sophia University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tokyo. She completed a PhD on media freedom and political power in Putin’s Russia at Cambridge University and holds an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the same institution. Her research interests include political leadership, the political economy of the mass media, and democratic transition and reform, particularly in Britain, Russia and Japan. She also has a keen interest in parliamentary politics and has worked in legislatures in Britain, Canada, Japan and the EU.

Dr. Burrett is a former Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Temple University, Japan Campus (2010-2014) and was an International Research Fellow at Hosei University (2008-2009). She is author of the book Television and Presidential Power in Putin’s Russia (Routledge, 2010) and has also written on Russia’s relations with Japan, with regard to the territorial dispute over the Southern Kurils/Northern Territories. She is currently working on a book on Prime Ministerial Leadership in Britain and Japan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), with support from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great British Sasakawa Foundation. Dr. Burrett recently completed a research project on media transition in Burma funded by a SEED Grant from Temple University, Philadelphia. She also publishes regularly in the British and Japanese media, with op-eds appearing in, among others, the Japan Times and New Internationalist.

Tina Burrett can be reached at tburrett@sophia.ac.jp.

Michael Cucek

Adjunct Fellow

Michael Cucek is an analyst and writer who had spent half a lifetime looking at Japan and the Japanese. A graduate of Stanford University with graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Columbia University, he has lived in the Tokyo Metropolitan District since 1994. An employee of a boutique research institute for 15 years, he now serves as an independent consultant on politics, government policy and trans-cultural understanding. He is the author of the beloved blog Shisaku: Marginalia on Japanese Politics and Society is a contributor to Foreign Policy, the East Asia Forum Al-Jazeera and the International Herald Tribune’s Latitude blog. He also serves as an advisor to Langley Esquire K.K. in their government affairs business. His research interests include the economic development of prewar Japan, the politics of personality and lineage, land management, the manual arts and the Japanese sense of humor.

Guibourg Delamotte

Adjunct Fellow

Dr. Guibourg Delamotte is Associate Professor (maître de conférences) of Political science at the French Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco)’s Japanese studies department where she teaches international relations and Japanese politics. She also lectures at Sciences Po Paris. She is Research Fellow at Inalco’s CEJ, Adjunct Research Fellow at CRCAO, Asia Centre, Sciences Po’s CERI and Temple University Japan’s ICAS. From May to July 2010 she was NIDS Fellow at the National Institute of Defense Studies (Tokyo), and invited by the JIIA in April 2006. She is a Science Po (Paris) and University of Oxford (M. Jur) graduate.

Her book on Japan’s defence policy (PUF, 2010) is based on her PhD dissertation (EHESS, Paris, 2007), which received the highest honours and the Shibusawa-Claudel Award (2008). In 2007, she coedited a book with François Godement, Geopolitique de l’Asie (Armand Colin). Her publications also include contributions in books published by Philippe Picquier Publishing (Le Monde vu d’Asie, 2013, Démocraties d’Asie, 2013), Hermann Publishing (La Démocratie et la guerre au XXIe siècle, 2011), Global Oriental (Seapower and Maritime Strategy in Britain and Japan, 2012) and Routledge (Globalisation and Defense in the Asia-Pacific, 2009), and articles in peer-reviewed journals – Revue des deux mondes, Critique internationale, La Vie des idées, The HAPR, The KRIS, The APR and others.

Guibourg Delamotte can be reached at gdelamotte@inalco.fr.

Rene Duignan

Adjunct Fellow

Dr. Rene Duignan works as senior economist for the Delegation of the European Union to Japan. Previously at the Bank of Italy, he covered Asian economies and wrote updates for the monitoring group of the ECB. Rene has been a business and economics lecturer in Aoyama Gakuin University since 2003. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Temple University Japan focusing on the research field of suicide prevention in Japan. Rene is the writer and director of “Saving 10,000 -Winning a War on Suicide in Japan” a 52-minute documentary which was selected in the “Top 10 Movies of 2013” by the Japan Times and nominated for 15 awards at international film festivals. The movie was screened at the Japanese Parliament and became an official part of the government’s nationwide suicide prevention campaign in 2013. Rene is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (Masters in Economics), University College Dublin (Masters in Business). His research at Aoyama Gakuin University (Ph.D. in International Business) was funded by a MEXT scholarship. He is a Tokyo resident since 1997.

Martin Fackler

Martin Fackler

Adjunct Fellow

Martin Fackler has been a journalist in Asia for two decades, working most recently as Assistant Asia Editor at The New York Times managing the paper’s coverage of China. He was a correspondent at The New York Times for ten years, serving as Tokyo bureau chief from 2009 to 2015. In 2012, he led a team that was named finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative stories into the Fukushima nuclear disaster that the prize committee said offered a “powerful exploration of serious mistakes concealed by authorities in Japan.” He has also worked in Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo for The Wall Street JournalThe Far Eastern Economic Review, The Associated Press and Bloomberg News. From 2015-17, he was Journalist-in-Residence at the Asia Pacific Initiative, a Tokyo-based think tank. Fackler is author or co-author of 11 books in Japanese, including the bestseller Credibility Lost: The Crisis in Japanese Newspaper Journalism after Fukushima (2012). In English, he edited Reinventing Japan: New Directions in Global Leadership (2018). He grew up in Georgia, and holds degrees from Dartmouth College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Berkeley.

Ben Karp

Adjunct Fellow

Born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Ben Karp holds degrees in English, history and African American Studies from Goucher College and from Yale University.

In Japan since 2002, Ben has published articles and been quoted in The Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune, The Algemeiner, New York Times, Washington Post, The Jewish Forward, and The Daily Beast. Ben has taught a range of courses at Temple University, Japan Campus where he regularly guest lectures.

Ben Karp is the CEO of Miryo Education and a Visiting Researcher at Waseda University.

Ben Karp can be reached at obk@miryoeducation.com.

Matthew Linley

Adjunct Fellow

Matthew Linley is a Professor in the International Education and Exchange Center (IEEC) at Nagoya University. He was an Assistant Professor at TUJ from 2008 to 2014, as well as the Research Director and Major Coordinator/Advisor for International Affairs. Dr. Linley completed his PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the Australian National University (ANU) where his main area of scholarly interest was the relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy in Asia, especially public opinion. He completed his LLM at the Graduate School of Law at Nagoya University (1998 to 2002) as a Japanese government-funded Monbukagusho (Ministry of Education) Scholar. Twice the Japan Foundation has granted him graduate fellowships – first, to study Japanese at the Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai (1997) and second, to conduct research at the Waseda University School of Politics and Economics (2006-2007). Dr. Linley was also a researcher at the Nagoya University Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE) from 2002 to 2005 for a project examining changes in the legal and political systems of post-socialist states in Asia. Currently, he serves as the academic head of the department at Nagoya University responsible for the admission of international students.

Matthew Linley can be reached at linley.matthew@j.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp.

Alessio Patalano

Adjunct Fellow

Dr. Patalano is lecturer in War Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London. He has completed a PhD on the evolution of Japan’s post-war naval power and military identity funded by the AHRC and the Japan Foundation. His areas of interest encompass modern naval thinking, Japanese naval history, Japanese post-war defence policy, Northeast Asian security. Dr. Patalano is also Deputy Director of the department’s Asia Security & Warfare Research Group (ASWRG) and visiting lecturer on Naval Strategy and East Asian Security at the Italian Naval War College (ISMM), Venice.

Dr. Patalano has been visiting scholar at Aoyama Gakuin University in 2009, where he completed a research project on the importance of submarine warfare in Northeast Asian contemporary strategic balance with a grant from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. From 2004 to 2005, Dr Patalano was research associate at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo. Previously, he held temporary positions as research assistant at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, Paris (2003), and at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Office, Rome (2002).

Dr. Patalano authored articles on different aspects of Japan’s post-war defence policy and strategic thinking which appeared in English, Italian and Japanese languages. He is currently editing the book Maritime Strategy and National Security in Britain and Japan from the First Alliance to Post-9/11 (Global Oriental, forthcoming 2010).

Alessio Patalano can be reached at alessio.patalano@kcl.ac.uk.

Kirk Patterson

Adjunct Fellow

Kirk R. Patterson is conducting research for a book on Japan’s cultural and historical relationship with the sea. More specifically, he is exploring why Japan, despite being an island nation and with 90% of its population living with 100 km of the ocean, is not a maritime culture (unlike England, which used the ocean to pursue wealth, power, and influence). As part of his research, he is conducting extensive field work while doing a three-year solo circumnavigation of the Japanese archipelago. He has lived and worked in Japan for over 25 years, with his last position being Dean of Temple University, Japan Campus (2001-2007). A dual Canadian-American citizen, he has a Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.

He is a former Dean of Temple University, Japan Campus.

Jacob M. Schlesinger

Adjunct Fellow

Jacob M. Schlesinger has spent the past quarter century moving back and forth between Tokyo and Washington. He currently covers trade and globalization for The Wall Street Journal in Washington, where he returned in Sept. 2015 after finishing his second five-year stint in Japan. Schlesinger first moved to Tokyo for the Journal in 1989, and, after completing his tour there, authored the book “Shadow Shoguns: The Rise and Fall of Japan’s Postwar Political Machine,” published in 1997 by Simon & Schuster.

He joined the Journal’s Washington bureau in 1996, where he covered the Federal Reserve, the Treasury Department, and economic and regulatory policy. In 2003, Schlesinger’s piece on regulatory lapses and the 1990s financial bubble was part of a package of Journal stories awarded the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting. He later served as the Journal’s deputy Washington bureau chief, before becoming Tokyo bureau chief in 2010, where he oversaw coverage of the 2011 triple earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster, Abenomics, and Japan’s rising tensions with China.

In 2014, he won the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford’s Asia-Pacific Research Center.

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Nancy Snow

Adjunct Fellow

Nancy Snow, a resident of Tokyo, holds a special faculty appointment as Pax Mundi (“Distinguished”) Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Snow was a Visiting Professor and Abe Fellow at Keio University (2013-2015) where she conducted research on Japan’s image and reputation since 3/11. In 2012 she was Fulbright lecturer in U.S. Foreign Policy and American Culture at Sophia University. An author or editor of twelve books, she is Professor Emeritus of Communications at California State University, Fullerton.

Snow received her Ph.D. in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C. She is an alumna of the Presidential Management Fellows Program at the Department of State and the United States Information Agency.

Her latest co-edited books are The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda (2020) and the Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy (2020). Her Abe Fellowship book, Japan’s Information War, will be released in Japanese in 2020 by Bunshindo.

Snow has held visiting faculty appointments in media and diplomacy at USC Annenberg; Syracuse University Newhouse School; IDC-Herzliya Lauder School in Israel; UiTM in Malaysia; and Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication in Beijing, China. She has given over 200 invited lectures around the world and nearly 600 media interviews. In 2020 she holds the Walt Disney Chair in Global Media at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University.