Dr. Sayuri Romei is the Fellow for Security and Foreign Affairs at Sasakawa USA. Prior to joining Sasakawa USA, Dr. Romei spent a year at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) as a MacArthur Nuclear Security Pre-doctoral Fellow. Her doctoral work focuses on Japan’s nuclear hedging posture and examines how the country started and maintained such stance throughout the postwar era.
She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Sorbonne, a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Roma La Sapienza, an M.A. in International Relations from Roma Tre University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Roma Tre University.
Dr. Romei is also an illustrator. She has illustrated four books published in France, a novel in Japan, and two children’s books in the United States. Her styles range from traditional Japanese ink paintings (sumi-e) to digital creations.
Nuclear policy; nuclear history; U.S. extended nuclear deterrence; Japanese security and foreign policy; Japanese history; East Asian history; nationalism, identity, and pacifism in Japan