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Tobias Harris joins us to discuss his book, The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan, in conversation with Dr Alessio Patalano.

Tobias Harris is a Japanese politics analyst at Teneo Intelligence, the political risk arm of the strategic consultancy Teneo. His first book - The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan - was published in 2020. From 2006-2007 Tobias worked on the staff of Keiichiro Asao, at that time a member of the upper house of the Japanese Diet and shadow foreign minister for the Democratic Party of Japan, for whom he conducted research on foreign policy and Japan’s relations with the United States. He earned an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in Politics and History from Brandeis University. Tobias has also conducted graduate research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, from 2011-2012, at the Institute for Social Science at the University of Tokyo as a Fulbright scholar.

Tobias has written about Japanese politics for publications including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs and regularly provides on-air analysis for CNBC, Bloomberg, and other networks. He was the Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA from 2014-2020.

This event is hosted by the King's Japan Programme, Centre for Grand Strategy, King's College London.

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Alessio Patalano

Professor of War & Strategy in East Asia