Robert E. Bedeski
Associated Senior Fellow
Dr. Robert E. Bedeski is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, and Affiliate Professor at REECAS, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Asian Research.
Dr. Bedeski received both his MA in Asian Studies and his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was the first non-Japanese research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo in 1980-81.
Since the beginning of his academic career, Dr. Bedeski has focused on the structure and formation of the Asian state in China, Japan, and Korea. In 2008, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Mongolia Academy of Sciences, and was Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi Endowed Chair in Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville, Kentucky (2008-09).
Publications by Robert E. Bedeski
Reinventing Human Security: Lessons from Chinggis Khan’s Biography
The concept of human security has enjoyed some prominence in development and security studies/policy, especially within several Asian nations. While criticized as too broad for policy application, human security can […]