Phillip Lipscy

Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan
Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs
Professor, Munk School
Professor, Department of Political Science
Room 262S

Trinity College
1 Devonshire Place 
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7 Canada

Headshot of Phillip Lipscy - photo by Alexis MacDonald

Current affiliations

  • Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School
  • Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo

Biography

Main Bio

Phillip Y. Lipscy is professor of political science at the University of Toronto, where he is also Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. In addition, he is cross-appointed as professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo.

His research addresses substantive topics such as international cooperation, international organizations, the politics of energy and climate change, international relations of East Asia, and the politics of financial crises. He has also published extensively on Japanese politics and foreign policy. Lipscy’s book from Cambridge University Press, Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations, examines how countries seek greater international influence by reforming or creating international organizations.

Before arriving at the University of Toronto, Lipscy was assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. Lipscy obtained his Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University. He received his M.A. in international policy studies and B.A. in economics and political science at Stanford University. He is also affiliated with the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and the U.S.-Japan Council.

Please see his website for more information: www.lipscy.org

 

Courses

GLA2036H -
Bilateral Diplomacy: Canada-Japan and US-Japan Relations