Apichai W. Shipper

Research Scholar, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service

Asia Regional Chair, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State

Apichai W. Shipper is an Adjunct Professor in the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the Asia Regional Chair at the Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State. He also serves as an Associate Editor at Pacific Affairs and an Editorial Board Member of Critical Asian Studies. In addition to his professional and academic interests in Asian affairs, his current research focuses on normative visions of a good society during late capitalism.

He is the author of Fighting for Foreigners: Immigration and Its Impact on Japanese Democracy (Cornell University
Press, 2008) and the guest editor of a Special Issue (2010) in Pacific Affairs on “Citizenship and Migration.” His publications have also appeared in Asian Politics and Policy, Journal of Japanese Studies, International Studies Quarterly, North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation, among others.

He has received research grants from: the Social Science Research Council (SSRC-Abe Fellow Program), the Japan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Japanese Ministry of Education, among others. Prior to his public service, he was a faculty at the University of Southern California with a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the School of International Relations. He has been a visiting researcher at UCLA, Harvard University, University of Tokyo, University of Kyoto, Hitotsubashi University, and Stockholm University.

He is the recipient of teaching awards from: Harvard University, University of Southern California, and the
American Political Science Association. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Government & Asian Studies from Cornell University.