The Security Studies Unit (SSU) of the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) was established in 2008 in the awareness of a pressing number of issues concerning the future of security in the East Asian region and its institutionalization, the reciprocal relations between security and economic interdependence, the rise of new conceptualizations of security and the examination of the related political processes.
SSU produces academic research and policy proposals on these topics, by means of international joint research activities with other academic institutions, for the advancement of mutual understanding between international actors, and for the dissemination in the general public of information and ideas about international political issues both inside and outside of Japan, with the support of several foundations in Japan and the U.S.
SSU has performed numerous activities, including hosting international joint research and international conferences, focusing in particular on relation between economy and security, the security structure of North-East Asia, the deepening the Japan-US alliance, the search for a way to enhance multilateral security cooperation, the strengthening of nuclear non-proliferation, and the formulation of a new concept of security.
US-China Competition and Securitization of Critical and Emerging Technologies: Evaluating Policy-making Process and Impacts on Globalized Economy
- Kiichi FujiwaraDirector of the Institute for Future Initiatives
- Keisuke IidaProfessor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
- Hideaki ShiroyamaVice Director, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Akio TakaharaProfessor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
- Masahiro KoharaProfessor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
- Chiyuki AoiProfessor, Graduate School of Public Policy
- Yee Kuang HengProfessor, Graduate School of Public Policy
- Ryo SahashiAssociate Professor, International Relations Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
- Kazuyo HanaiAssistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
- Robert OrsiProject Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
- Nazia HussainProject Assistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives