Shuhei Kurizaki (PhD, UCLA) is an associate professor in the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University. Before joining the faculty at Waseda in 2013, he was a pre-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies (2005-2006) and assistant professor in the department of political science at Texas A&M University (2006-2013). His work has appeared in American Political Science Review and International Organization among other outlets. His current research (1) develops and tests formal models to explain how and when diplomacy works in international conflict, (2) utilizes big-data to examine political impacts and consequences of the shifting structure of the globalized networks of production and capital flows, (3) assesses the strategic consequences of Japan’s changing defense policy and its implications for national security, and (4) develops game theoretic models for a new nuclear strategy. Professor Kurizaki is the winner of the Carl Beck Award, given by the International Studies Association in 2005, the Dina Zinnes Award, given by the Scientific Study of International Processes (SSIP) Section of the International Studies Association in 2006, the Miyake Ichiro Award in 2008, Waseda Teaching Award in 2014, and e-Teaching Award at Waseda University in 2017. His courses explore the causes of war and peace, the history of diplomacy, and formal political theory.