Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Crystal Pryor has joined our team as a non-resident scholar for the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative.
Dr. Crystal Pryor is Vice President and Director of Research at the Pacific Forum. Before joining Pacific Forum, she held a postdoctoral fellowship in the U.S.-Japan relations program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Dr. Pryor works on nonproliferation in Asia while developing research agendas on technology policy and Women, Peace, and Security. She has researched U.S.-Japan outer space security cooperation, strategic trade control implementation in advanced countries, and Japan’s defense industry and arms exports. She received her doctorate in political science from the University of Washington, master’s degrees in political science from the University of Washington and the University of Tokyo, and bachelor’s degree in international relations with honors from Brown University.
She will provide occasional research articles in her area of expertise, as they relate to newly emerging or fast-changing foreign or technology policy challenges facing the US-Japan alliance.