Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Narushige Michishita is professor and the director of the Security and International Studies Program, the Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program, and the Strategic Studies Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. He is simultaneously a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC.
Previously, he served as senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Ministry of Defense and assistant counsellor at the Cabinet Secretariat for Security and Crisis Management of the Government of Japan. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, his works include North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009) and Lessons of the Cold War in the Pacific: U.S. Maritime Strategy, Crisis Prevention, and Japan’s Role (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2016) (co-authored with Peter M. Swartz and David F. Winkler).
He acquired his Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.