Hugo Dobson is Professor of Japan’s International Relations in the National Institute of Japanese Studies and currently Head of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. 

His research interests are broadly divided into two strands. The first strand focuses upon international relations, multilateral organisations and global governance, especially the G7 and G20 and Japan’s role therein. The second strand of his research explores the role of images in shaping our understanding of international relations and Japan’s role in the world, from postage stamps and logos to TV programmes such as The Simpsons.

He has been the recipient of a number of research grants and has been invited to teach and research at various institutions around the world including the University of Tokyo, Kobe University, Hosei University in Tokyo, Zurich University and Charles University in Prague.

He has received a number of teaching awards related to his work with the Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences initiative at the University of Sheffield and has accompanied students as policy analysts for Global Policy at a number of G7 and G20 summits. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Further information about Hugo can be found here.