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I am presently an Associate Professor in the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. In this position I am working on the English-based Degree Studies September Admission Program (EDESSA). I am teaching international relations theory, security studies, and related topics.

I previously worked as a Research Associate at the United Nations University (2010 – 2013); and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University (2008 – 2010). I hold a Bachelor of Arts (2000) and a Master of International Politics (2004) from The University of Melbourne, and a PhD in Political Science and International Relations (2009) from the Australian National University.

My first single authored monograph, The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics since 1776, was published in October 2015 by Edinburgh University Press. I have co-edited 3 books: Human Security and Natural DisastersHuman Security and Japan’s Triple Disaster, and The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion. All were published by Routledge and have been re-issued in paperback format. I have also co-edited a special issue of the journal International Politics, and have published articles in a range of peer reviewed journals.

My work could broadly be described as falling within international political theory. Much of my research explores democracy in the context of international relations, with a focus on understanding how democracy’s current position and future possibilities are shaped by its past. My previous work in this area is now serving as the foundation for a new project that explores the political uses of humility. In addition, I also work on a range of non-traditional security issues, with a particular interest in understanding and responding to different forms of vulnerability and harm.

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早稲田大学政治経済学術院・講師。オーストラリア国立大学にて政治学および国際関係学のPh.D.を取得。近年の主な研究テーマは次の 2 つ:①ヒューマン・セキュリティー、②民主主義の過去と未来。