Aurelia George Mulgan
Professor Aurelia George Mulgan graduated BA Auckland, BA Hons, and MA Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. After graduate studies at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and Tokyo University, Professor George Mulgan completed a PhD at the ANU in Japanese Politics. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales in 1985, she was a Research Fellow in the Australia-Japan Research Centre at the ANU. In 1990 she was awarded the J.G. Crawford Award at the ANU for outstanding work in Japanese political economy, in 2001 an Ohira Memorial Prize for her book on Japanese agricultural politics, and in 2010 the Toshiba Prize for the best article published in the British Association of Japanese Studies journal Japan Forum. In 1989-90, she held a Japan Foundation Fellowship for the study of US-Japan relations, in 1993, an Advanced Research Fellowship at Harvard University's Program on US-Japan Relations, and in 1994-95 an Abe Fellowship for work on Japan and international peacekeeping. She has held visiting research or teaching positions at the Research Institute for Peace and Security in Tokyo, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford, Nanzan University, the University of Tsukuba and the Australian National University. In 2002 she was a Senior Fellow in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU and in 2005, a Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia. In 2004 and 2009 she was awarded three-year Australian Research Council Discovery Project grants for work on Japanese political economy.
Professor George Mulgan has taught extensively on Japanese politics and Northeast Asian security issues, and published on many aspects of Japanese politics, foreign and defence policies.
Professor George Mulgan is the author of The Politics of Agriculture in Japan (Routledge 2000), Japan's Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform (Asia Pacific Press 2002), Japan's Interventionist State: MAFF and the Agricultural Policy Regime (Routledge/Curzon 2005) and Japan's Agricultural Policy Regime (RoutledgeCurzon 2006). Her latest book is Power and Pork: A Japanese Political Life (Asia Pacific Press 2006). She is also the co-author of Dynamic and Immobilist Politics in Japan (Macmillan 1988) and The Political Economy of Agricultural Protection: East Asia in International Perspective (Allen & Unwin 1986). Her articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, World Policy Journal, The Washington Quarterly, Government and Opposition, Political Studies, Australian Journal of Political Science, The Pacific Review, Asian Survey, Pacific Affairs, Pacifica Review, Journal of Japanese Studies, Asia-Pacific Review, Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, Australian Journal of International Affairs and other journals.
Professor George Mulgan is a regular contributor to East Asia Forum at http://www.eastasiaforum.org/author/aureliageorgemulgan/ and most recently to the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) on 'Japanese Agricultural Reform and the Trans-Pacific Partnership' at http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=257 and to Current History on 'Can Trade Talks Drive Reform in Japan?' at http://www.currenthistory.com/Article.php?ID=994.
Professor George Mulgan has acted as a consultant to Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Norinchukin Bank, the Research Institute for Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).