Experts

Experts affiliated with the ESRP
川井 大介
PROFILE NAME

Daisuke Kawai

Project Assistant Professor / Deputy Director of the Economic Security Research Program
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo

Daisuke Kawai is a Project Assistant Professor, and the Deputy Director of the Economic Security Program at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo. His areas of expertise include Japan’s foreign and security policy, Indo-Pacific security, arms control, and economic security, with a special interest in critical and emerging technologies (CETs).

His work has contributed to the development of Japan’s Economic Security Promotion Act (ESPA), commissioned by the Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation within the Cabinet Office of Japan. Currently, he leads the Critical and Emerging Technology cooperation within the Quad (Japan, the United States, Australia, and India).

He also holds the position of Senior Researcher at the Keio SFC Institute, Keio University, and a GRIPS Alliance Research Fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), and serves as the Leader of the International Public Policy Unit at the Center for Strategic and Japanese Studies (CSJS), Kaetsu University, Japan, and the Asia Fellow at the Center for International Private Enterprise, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Previously, he has been a Research Fellow for Indo-Pacific Affairs at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), focusing on security issues and regional order in the Indo-Pacific, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan. Additionally, he served as the secretariat of the Council of Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Japan, and worked at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Kawai earned his Master’s degrees with distinction from the Department of War Studies at King's College London, and from the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, where he was a British Council Scholar. Also, as a Yenching Scholar, he holds LLM at Yenching Academy, Peking University, China. Prior to these achievements, he read diplomacy at the University of Oxford, the UK. He was a Japan-US Partnership Program fellow at the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS), a Young Leader for the Asian Security Summit Shangri-La Dialogue at IISS, and a Munich Young Leader (MYL) for Munich Security Conference (MSC).

He garnered the JIIA's 60th Anniversary Essay Contest award with his essay titled "Building a Free and Rules-Based International Order". In 2024, he has been nominated as a David Rockefeller Fellow (DRF) of the Trilateral Commission, as well as the head of DRF Asia-Pacific Group.

mail
川井 大介

Activities in our Programs

Economic Security

Article

【メディア掲載】 AFP通信 (2024/2/16)
2024.02.17
【NEWSPAPER EXCERPT】 AFP (16.2.2024)

【イベント】日米欧大使ワークショップ
2023.12.12
【Event】Japan-US-Europe Ambassador Workshop

【メディア掲載】朝日新聞 (2023/12/05)
2023.12.06
【NEWSPAPER EXCERPT】 The Asahi Shimbun (05.12.2023)

【論文掲載】オーストラリア国立大学ナショナルセキュリティカレッジ(川井大介)
2023.12.01
【Publication of Paper】National Security College, Australian National University (Daisuke Kawai)

【テレビ出演】日経ニュースプラス9(2023/11/13)
2023.11.14
[TV Appearance] Nikkei News Plus 9 (13.11.2023)

【イベント開催】インド太平洋における日米豪三ヶ国協力:防衛・経済安保・価値観
2023.06.05
[SYMPOSIUM] Japan-US-Australia trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: Defense

mailing

Mailing List

The earliest information about the latest event will be delivered.
Please register from the button below.

Keep informed with our newsletter

To receive email notices about our latest event invitations,
please subscribe from below.

Subscribe
icon

Keep informed with our newsletter

To receive email notices about our latest event invitations,
please subscribe from below.