Dr Hiro Akutsu

Hiroyasu Akutsu is a Professor in the Defence and Security Program at Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi, UAE. His latest position was Head of Policy Simulation at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), MOD, Tokyo. He was also a lecturer at the Australian Defense Force Academy (ADFA), Canberra, a visiting fellow at the New Asia Research Institute (NARI), Seoul, a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London, a Japan Chair visiting scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, and a visiting exchange scholar at UK MOD’s Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre (DCDC), Shrivenham. He received his Bachelor and Master of Law from Keio University and his Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the Australian National University (ANU).