T.J. Pempel

T. J. Pempel is Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. He served as director of the Institute of East Asian Studies from 2002 until 2006, where he held the Il Han New Chair in Asian Studies. Just prior to Berkeley, he was at the University of Washington at Seattle where he was the Boeing Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies and an adjunct professor in political science. From 1972 to 1991, he was on the faculty at Cornell University; he was also director of Cornell's East Asia Program. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin.

Pempel's research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, contemporary Japan, and Asian regionalism. His recent books include Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia (Routledge), Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region (Cornell University Press), Beyond Bilateralism: U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Asia-Pacific (Stanford University Press), and The Politics of the Asian Economic Crisis. In addition, he has published over one hundred scholarly articles and chapters in books. Pempel is on the editorial boards of a dozen professional journals, and serves on various committees of the American Political Science Association, the Association for Asian Studies, and the International Studies Association Council. He holds a PhD from Columbia University.

Comparative politics, political economy, contemporary Japan, Asian regionalism

Steering Committee chair, past

Steering Committee member, past