Erik Isaksson is associated fellow at UI’s Asia Programme.
Erik Isaksson is an associate fellow at UI’s Asia Program, a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, and a visiting PhD student at the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics.
Erik Isaksson holds an MA in Asian Languages and Cultures from Stockholm University (2016). He is interested in the role of social networks and expertise in policy processes, Japanese foreign and security policy and domestic politics, non-state actors in international relations, Asia-Europe relations, and all facets of East Asian international politics.
He previously worked as a Japan and China analyst and in communications at the Institute for Security & Development Policy in Stockholm, and before that conducted internships at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo (2014) and at UI’s Asia Program (2015).