Björn Jerdén is Asia Program Director at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He defended his Ph.D. dissertation at Stockholm University in 2016. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University, National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, and Kobe University. Björn’s research covers international relations in the Asia-Pacific, and has appeared in Journal of East Asian Studies, Asian Perspective, Pacific Affairs, and The Chinese Journal of International Politics.

Last Updated: December 22, 2016



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