OTTAWA, ON (October 13, 2021): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to welcome its newest Senior Fellow, Professor Stephen Nagy. Nagy joins the Institute’s growing roster of renowned experts who focus on issues pertaining to the Indo-Pacific region, China, and Japan.

“The Institute is fortunate to be able to attract such formidable experts as Professor Stephen Nagy,” says MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley. “Nagy has been a welcome voice of clarity and reason regarding Canada’s role in the critical Indo-Pacific region, and his knowledge in this area will further strengthen MLI’s leadership on the subject.”

Nagy is a senior associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University. Concurrently, he is a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and a Visiting Fellow with the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). Previously he was a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation from 2017–2020.

Additionally, Nagy has served as an assistant professor at the Department of Japanese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from December 2009 to January 2014. Prior to teaching, he obtained his PhD from Waseda University, Japan, in international relations in December 2008 and worked as a research associate at the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at Waseda University from October 2007 to November 2009.

According to MLI Indo-Pacific Program Director Jonathan Berkshire Miller, “having worked with Nagy across many instances over many years, I can attest to the fact that his knowledge and command of the issues at play in the Indo-Pacific are second to none.”

“It is a true privilege to welcome Nagy to our growing team.”

Similarly, as MLI Foreign Policy Program Director Shuvaloy Majumdar notes, “MLI has added another strong asset in the effort to inform and communicate on the dynamic geostrategic contours emerging in the Indo-Pacific. We could not be more pleased to have Nagy on board.”

Nagy has published a wide range of academic and commentary articles and is a regular contributor in the media on an array of topics, including Chinese perceptions of Japanese foreign policy. More recently, his work is focused on middle-power approaches to great-power competition in the Indo-Pacific.

“The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is among Canada’s true leaders when it comes to the Indo-Pacific,” says Nagy, commenting on his new role with MLI. “I am truly grateful to be able to join this dynamic and respected team.”

For more information media are invited to contact:

Brett Byers
Communications and Digital Media Manager
613-482-8327 x105

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