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Nori Katagiri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Political Science


M.A., Columbia University

M.A., University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

International relations, security studies, cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and East Asia

Publications and Media Placements

  • Defending Freedom in Cyberspace: How Liberal Democracies Protect their Digital Networks (tentative title), forthcoming.
  • "Hackers of critical infrastructure: Expectations and challenges with the principle of target distinction," International Review of Law, Computers and Technology (2023).
  • "The soft underbelly of cyber defence in democracy: How interest groups soften Japan's cyber policy," Journal of Cyber Policy, Vol. 7, No. 3 (2023).
  • "Defending medical facilities from cyber attacks: Critical issues with the principle of due diligence in international law," International Review of Law, Computers and Technology (2023).
  • "Two explanations for the paucity of cyber-military, cross-domain operations," Journal of Cybersecurity, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2022).
  • "Explaining Cyberspace Dynamics in the COVID Era," Global Studies Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2022).

Honors and Awards

Meritorious Civilian Service Award, U.S. Department of the Air Force; Small Grant, American Political Science Association (ASPA); Research Grant, U.S. Air Force Institute for National Security Studies.

Professional Organizations and Associations


Community Work and Service

US Army, US Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force