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  • Last updated: 19 Mar. 2024 12:42

Partners Across the Globe Fellow

Dr Nanae Baldauff

Dr Nanae Baldauff

Dr Nanae Baldauff is an Associate Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium. She is currently a Partners Across the Globe Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. She is the first Japanese national to be awarded this prestigious research fellowship at the College. She is also a Senior Researcher at Keio Research Institute at SFC, Japan.

In 2022, Nanae completed a Ph.D. in Political Science (Ghent University, Belgium), focusing on the purposes of Japan’s defence engagement, focusing on the areas of defence equipment and technology cooperation, military exercises and capacity building. She is a recipient of Japan Foundation fellowship. She is the author of a monograph “Japan’s Defense Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: Deterrence, Strategic Partnership, and Order Building” (forthcoming from Springer).

Nanae’s research interests include the nexus between defence policy, industry, and technology. She has been focusing on space security, Japan’s defence policy and strategic partnerships, Indo-Pacific and Europe security cooperation including Japan-NATO/EU cooperation.

As a firm believer in translating scholarly work to help improve public debate, decision making and practice, Nanae serves on the board of International Security Industry Council of Japan (ISIC Japan) which aims to strengthen Japan’s defense industry capacity through business-to-business collaboration and integration of local contractors with the global supply chain.

Prior to her academic career, Nanae worked for the United Nations University Headquarters as well as major US investment banks in the compliance and risk management administration in Tokyo.