Holds a Master’s degree in Japanese studies from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales(INALCO) and a Ph.D. in international relations from Sciences Po. Lived in Japan for four years as a visiting fellow with the Department of International Relations, National University of Tokyo (Todai) and a grantee of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Member of the advisory board of the Japanese studies journal Ebisu and co-editor of the Global Order Studiesbook series published by Routledge, London. Member of the Re-Thinking Europe in a Non-European World(RENEW) research network based at Oxford University. Contributor to working group 1 of the IDEAS project financed by the European Research Council. Member of the editorial board of Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, a Sciences Po-CERI electronic publication.