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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



Our visiting scholars are part of our vibrant research community


Current Visiting Scholars


Gad Yishayahu

Gad is completing his PhD in the study of crises in the Department of International Politics at the University of London (City). His dissertation examines contemporary Foreign Policy Crises and their implications on the discipline of crisis management.

Prior to commencing his PhD studies, he worked in the field of crisis management in the Office of the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Deloitte Economic Consulting Services (1986) Ltd, and as a senior associate in a commercial law firm in Tel-Aviv.

While at POLIS he will be researching contemporary Mediterranean foreign policy crises, the implications of the new alliances between Israel and the Arab world, and the subsequent effects these may have on different players and interests in the region.


Sukeyuki Ichimasa

He is a senior fellow/professor at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) in Japan, specializing in nuclear arms control and international security. He holds a PhD. in International Public Policy from Osaka University. 

His book, A Study on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban: International Norm and its Strategic Implications, won the 2019 Saeki Kiichi Prize, awarded by the Japan Association for International Security. He has also published a second book entitled Possibility of Verifiable Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in 2020. (Both of these books were written in Japanese.) In addition to these, Professor Ichimasa has published many academic papers on arms control and nuclear non-proliferation.

His research at POLIS focuses on the UK’s nuclear policy and arms control diplomacy, particularly its involvement in developing a verification regime around multilateral nuclear arms control and non-proliferation treaties.




Become a Visiting Scholars at the Department of POLIS


The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) Visitors Programme welcomes a small number of scholars each year. The Programme is aimed at scholars in established posts in other academic institutions.

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Former Visiting Scholars

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