Nicholas Szechenyi is deputy director of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where he is also a senior fellow. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and U.S.-East Asia relations. In 2009 he was selected as an inaugural fellow of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future program established by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Prior to joining CSIS in 2005, he was a news producer for Fuji Television in Washington, D.C., where he covered U.S. policy in Asia and domestic politics.
He recently coauthored Working Toward a Free and Open Indo-Pacific with Yuichi Hosoya (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2019) and edited Asianism and Universalism: The Evolution of Norms and Power in Modern Asia (CSIS, 2019). From 2007-2015, Szechenyi coauthored a review of U.S.-Japan relations in Comparative Connections, an electronic journal on East Asian bilateral relations. He holds an M.A. in international economics and Japan studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in Asian studies from Connecticut College.