Jeffrey Hornung, Ph.D.PROFESSOR
Area of Expertise - Japan, East Asia Security/Foreign Policy
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung came to the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in September 2010 as an associate professor. His area of expertise includes East Asian security issues, primarily those related to Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance. His interests at APCSS focus on maritime security.
Prior to joining APCSS, Dr. Hornung served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at The Ohio State University’s East Asian Studies Center, where he taught courses on the International Relations of Japan, Government and Politics of Japan, and International Relations of East Asia. Previously, at the George Washington University, he served as a research assistant for a project entitled Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific.
Dr. Hornung has had extensive field experience in Japan. After working three years teaching English in Isumi, Chiba prefecture, Dr. Hornung worked for a member of the House of Representatives during the 2001 House of Councilors election. Additionally, he spent 15 months on a Fulbright Fellowship conducting his doctoral research at the University of Tokyo, where he was a visiting scholar. Dr. Hornung’s doctoral thesis is entitled Learning How to Sweat: Explaining the Dispatch of Japan’s Self- Defense Forces in the Gulf War and Iraq War. In addition to interviews with various news outlets, he also has written for numerous publications, including the Center of Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Japan Chair Platform, Pacific Forum CSIS’s PacNet, the East-West Center’s Asia-Pacific Bulletin, the Diplomat, and the Japan Times. Dr. Hornung also has presented talks in various venues on issues relating to Japan’s security policies and domestic politics.
In November 2011, he became one of fifteen individuals chosen to participate in the two-year, U.S.- Japan Network for the Future Program run by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
As of May 2012, Dr. Hornung was also invited to join the Office of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. as an Adjunct Fellow. It is a two-year appointment.
Dr. Hornung received his doctorate in political science from the George Washington University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and international affairs from Marquette University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Hornung also holds a Masters of Arts in international relations with a concentration in Japan Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is proficient in Japanese.