Björn Jerdén is the Head of UI's Asia Programme. Björn's research focuses on the international relations of China, Japan and the United States.
Björn Jerdén has a PhD in political science from Stockholm University, Sweden. He has worked as an intern at the Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo and the National Diet of Japan, and he has been a visiting PhD student at Kobe University and National Chengchi University, Taipei. In 2013 he was a Taiwan Fellow at National Taiwan University.
Björn and Linus Hagström have recently edited a special issue of the journal Asian Perspective on power relations in East Asia.
Areas of expertise
Security politics, great power politics, China, Japan, the United States
Security Expertise and International Hierarchy: The Case of ‘The Asia-Pacific Epistemic Community’, Review of International Studies, published online ahead of print.
The Assertive China Narrative: Why It Is Wrong and How So Many Still Bought into It, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, 7(1): 47–88.
East Asia’s Power Shift: The Flaws and Hazards of the Debate and How to Avoid Them, Asian Perspective, 38(3): 337–362. With Linus Hagström.