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Bart Gaens

Project Director
The Global Security Research Programme
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Finland

Biography

Current position at the institute Project Director, the Center on US Politics and Power Senior Research Fellow, the Global Security Research Programme Academic Degrees PhD, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Japan) 1999 MA, Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Japan) 1995 Licentiate, University of Leuven (Belgium) 1989 Expertise Japanese studies (area studies) Japan in the Asian regional context Major power relations in East Asia EU-Asia relations Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Current projects at FIIA East Asian regionalism Major power relations in East Asia Professional experience Acting Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, University of Helsinki, 2009-2011 Project leader, Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki Network for European Studies, 2007-2009 Adviser, ASEM6-secretariat, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2006 Researcher, University of Helsinki Network for European Studies, 2005-2006 Positions of trust Adjunct Professor, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki Languages English, Dutch, Japanese (working languages), German, French, Finnish (receptive skills)

Research Interest

Japanese studies (area studies), Japan in the Asian regional context, Major power relations in East Asia, EU-Asia relations, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Publications

  • 2013 Myanmarin nuorallatanssi,Ulkopolitiikka/Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs2, pp. 28-29

  • 2013 Japan's troublesome territory: the entangled history of the three island disputes complicates finding a solution to any of them,FIIA comment,March

  • 2013 Political change in Myanmar. Filtering the murky waters of ‘disciplined democracy',FIIA Working Paper 78, February

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