Thomas Berger, Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was awarded a prestigious fellowship to study the implications of maritime disputes on relations between the U. S. and Japan.
Berger will be in residence at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the spring semester in 2016. The fellowship was announced in April.
“I was told that I was one of 19 selected for next year out of a pool of 300 applications,” said Berger. “I will be working on a book concerning the implications of the history and territorial disputes for the U.S.-Japanese alliance and East Asian security in general. The tentative title of that project is Navigating a Sea of Difficulties: History, Territory and the US-Japan Alliance.”
Wilson Center Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration and the broader policy community.
Berger is the author of War, Guilt and World Politics After World War II, Cultures of Antimilitarism: National Security in Germany and Japan and is co-editor of Japan in International Politics: Beyond the Reactive State. Learn more about him here.