photo: Llewelyn Hughes

Llewelyn Hughes

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Room 427
Address: Monroe Hall
2115 G Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-1438
Fax: 202-994-7743

Areas of Expertise

Political economy of energy, international relations of Northeast Asia, and Japanese domestic politics


On Leave AY 2013-2014

Llewelyn Hughes joined the Elliott School of International Affairs in Fall 2009 as Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. His research focuses on the international and comparative political economy of energy markets, and the politics of climate change. He also has interests in the international relations of Northeast Asia and Japanese politics.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Hughes was research fellow in the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a masters degree from the University of Tokyo and a bachelors degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Hughes’ forthcoming book Globalizing Oil: Firms and Oil Market Governance in France, Japan, and the United States is published by Cambridge University Press (Business and Public Policy). His academic writings have appeared in the Annual Review of Political Science, International Security, and the Journal of East Asian Studies, among others. Dr. Hughes is a citizen of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, and is fluent in Japanese, having trained as a simultaneous and consecutive interpreter in that language.


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Classes Taught

PSC 2374 Politics and Foreign Policy of Japan

PSC 2990 Politics and Energy

PSC 6439 International Political Economy

PSC 8388 Japanese Politics