Jennifer M. Lind

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Government

  • Faculty Associate, Reischauer Insitute for Japanese Studies, Harvard University

  • Research Associate, Chatham House, London

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(603) 646-2282
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HB 6108


  • B.A. University of California at Berkeley
  • M.I.A., University of California at San Diego
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

  • BOOK: Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics (Cornell University Press, 2008).

  • "Narratives and International Reconciliation." Journal of Global Security Studies (2020)

  • “Markets or Mercantilism: How China Secures its Oil Supplies,” International Security, Vol. 42, no. 4. (2018). With Daryl G. Press.

  • “Reality Check: American Power in an Age of Constraints.” Foreign Affairs (March/April 2020). With Daryl G. Press.

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Works In Progress

  • Book project: The Path to Great Power. What drives whether a country can successfully join the ranks of the world's great powers?

  • Comparing National Power in an Age of Transition

  • Is Nationalism on the Rise in Japan?

  • “The External Sources of Rising State Strength." With Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson.

  • "Can China Fight? Assessing China's Military Effectiveness." With Eric Hundman.

Selected writings in the popular press

"Japan must disavow pacifism and embrace collective defense," Nikkei Weekly, June 18, 2021 (with Elbridge Colby).

"With US help, Japan’s stance towards China hardens," Financial Times, April 21, 2021. 

Is Playing Tough in China’s Interest?” Room for Debate, New York Times, August 23, 2016.

The Presidential Path to Hiroshima,” Foreign Affairs, April 8, 2016.

Japan’s Security Evolution, Not Revolution,” Wall St. Journal, July 21, 2015.