Jeffrey Hornung
Project Director - Sasakawa USA
Jeffrey Hornung is a Fellow for the Security and Foreign Affairs Program at Sasakawa USA. He previously worked as an Associate Professor for the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, a Department of Defense executive education facility in Honolulu, Hawaii. In that capacity he led courses, served as a seminar facilitator and briefed DOD and U.S. Pacific Command officials on Japanese security issues. From 2009-2010, Hornung served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Ohio State University’s East Asian Studies Center, where he taught courses on Japan and East Asia. Previously, he served as a research assistant at George Washington University on the project, “Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific.” In addition to three years of teaching English in Japan on the JET Program, he also worked for a member of the Japanese Diet during the 2001 House of Councillors election. Hornung has written about Japanese security and foreign policy issues for numerous outlets including Asian Security, The Washington Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The Diplomat. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the George Washington University. He also holds an MA in international relations with a concentration in Japan Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in political science and international affairs from Marquette University, where he graduated magna cum laude. During 2005-2006, Hornung conducted 15 months of doctoral research as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Tokyo, where he was a visiting scholar.