Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
2115 G Street, N.W.
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