Leo Tamamizu

Research Fellow / The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

JIIA Project

Center for Territory and History

Research Interest

  • Alliance Politics
  • Civil Wars
  • Security Relations in Asia Pacific
  • Social Science Methodology


2013 B.A. in Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
2015 M.A. in Political Science, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Ph.D. (candidate) in Political Science, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), expected 2025
2022 MPhil. in Political Science, Graduate Center, CUNY

Professional Experience

2014, Teaching Assistant, International Security, Japan Massiv Open Online Courses (JMOOC), gacco (a NTT-run platform)
2014, Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Political Science, Waseda University.
2022, 2023 Adjunct Lecturer, Contemporary International Conflicts, Baruch College.
2022, Adjunct Lecturer, International Security, Hunter College
2022, Adjunct Lecturer, International Law and Justice, John Jay College
2022, Adjunct Lecturer, Institutions of Global Governance, Seton Hall University
2023, Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to American Politics, Baruch College


“The Losing Battle of Goliath: the Failed Management of an American Alliance and the Asymmetric Intra-Alliance Negotiation under the ANZUS Dispute (1984-1986),” Political Science, Latest Articles, 2024, pp. 1-24. [Refereed]

“Australia and the ANZUS Crisis: the Third Ally’s Perception and Reactions under the Intra-Alliance Dispute between the Other Allies,” International Relations, No.4, 2020, pp. 1-16. [Refereed]


American Political Science Association: 2021, 2022
Midwest Political Science Association: 2017, 2023, 2023
International Studies Association: 2017, 2018, 2022
Western Political Science Association: 2017
Japan Association of International Relations: 2016

Research Grants and Fellowships

2015 Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant, Japan Science Society
2018 Sasakawa Scientific Grant for Overseas Presentation of Findings, Japan Science Society
2019-Present A Five-Year Tuition Fellowship, Department of Political Science, GC, CUNY
2019-2021 Scholarship, INOAC International Education and Scholarship Foundation
2016-2017 Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students, Waseda University
2023 Travel Grant for Research Presentation, Hunter College, CUNY.