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Dr. Aki Tonami

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Associate Professor of International Relations and Economics, University of Tsukuba

Full Biography

Dr. Aki Tonami is an Associate Professor in International Relations and Economics at University of Tsukuba. She’s also a Senior Research Fellow at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen. Having worked as Research Advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Dr. Tonami is a specialist in foreign policy and development in Asia, with research interests in economic diplomacy and governance of the Polar Regions. She has a PhD in Global Environmental Studies (2008) and a MA in Economics (2004) from Kyoto University, and a BSc in Commerce from Santa Clara University. Her recent publications include ‘The rise of Asia and Arctic legal order-making: political-economic settings’ (in Shibata et al eds, Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic: The Role of Non-Arctic States, Routledge, 2019), and ‘Asian Foreign Policy in a Changing Arctic: The Diplomacy of Economy and Science at New Frontiers’ (Palgrave Mcmillan, 2016).