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Dr Matthew Funaiole

Research Associate

Dr. Funaiole is currently a course lecturer for the International Foundation Programme at the University of St Andrews. He also works as tutorial instructor in St Andrews for the School of International Relations.

His research centers on shifting power dynamics and regional security in the Asia-Pacific. His PhD thesis (St Andrews) contested that historical infringements upon Japanese sovereignty and geopolitical vulnerabilities have conditioned Japanese leaders to pursue greater normalization.

Dr. Funaiole is a member of an ERC research project War Crimes and Empire at the University of Cambridge, which examines how political and legal authority was established in the postwar era by different regimes in Japan, China, North and South Korea and Taiwan. He also works on a research project at the Kennedy School at Harvard University that examines the strategic relationship between the US and China.

Dr. Funaiole also holds a Masters in International Studies from the University of Durham.

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