À PROPOS Chercheurs associés Saadia M. PEKKANEN


University of Washington

Saadia M. Pekkanen is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowed Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the founding Co-director of the Space Policy and Research Center; and the founding Director of the Qualitative Methods Program. She works at the intersection of international relations and international law, specializing in the commercial, legal, and security policies shaping outer space affairs. She also investigates contemporary geopolitical change through the lens of infrastructure investment in maritime ports. Her regional expertise is in the foreign affairs of Japan and Asia, engaging broader themes of states, strategy, and governance in the world order. She is interested in the teaching and practice of qualitative methods, and in leveraging their significance for big data studies in the social sciences.

Research themes: Foreign affairs of Japan and Asia, Strategy and governance in the world order

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Collaboration with FFJ

Associate researcher of the Theme 3

Saadia M. Pekkanen is FFJ associate researcher for its theme 3: Thinking Innovation through the Interactions between Science, Culture and Society. She also wrote a Research Statement on Japan invests in Asian regionalism.

Research Statement

Selection of publications

Robert J. Pekkanen, Saadia M. Pekkanen (co-editor), The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics, Oxford University Press, 2021

Saadia M. Pekkanen (ed.), Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order , Cornell University Press, 2016

Saadia M. Pekkanen (co-editor), The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia, Oxford University Press, 2014

Saadia M. Pekkanen (co-author), In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy, Stanford University Press, 2010