Mr. Yiftach Raphael Govreen
Ph. D. Candidate, the Departments of International Relations and Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2011- Ph. D. candidate in the department of International Relations – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
2011 Master’s degree in political science – University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. Thesis analyzed the issue of American bases stationed in Okinawa and was praised for original point of view.
2006 Bachelor degree in the department for East Asian Studies – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
- Security Studies
- Network theories
- Japanese security, politics and foreign affairs
- Culture and history of the Ryukyu archipelago
- The American base issue in Japan and Okinawa
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2017 The Yaakov Hertzog prize for doctoral dissertation.
2016-2017 Fellowship from the “Japan Foundation” as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Social Sciences, University of Tokyo.
2015-2017 Scholarship on behalf of the "Judging Histories" research project of prof. Dan Diner, funded by the ERC.
2014 A scholarship on behalf of Josef Trink Fund.
2012 A fellowship from the Annenberg Fund for American Studies.
2012 A tri-annual scholarship on behalf of the Davis Institute for international relations studies.
2012 Pratt award for excellent research proposals, on behalf of the department of International Relations, the Hebrew University.
2008-2011 The Monbusho scholarship on behalf of Japanese Ministry of Education.
2006 Award on behalf of the Shinyuan Fund for high performance in studies.
Papers in International Conferences
2018 “Closing the Gaps: Transnational Policy Networks in the U.S.-Japan Alliance”, paper presented at the international conference “East Asia’s Security Challenges” in the Hebrew University.
2017 “The Networked Structure of the U.S.-Japan Security Relations”, paper presented at the fellow conference of the Japan Foundation in Tokyo, Japan.
2016 “Japan, U.S. and Networks of Security: Transnational Policy Networks in Bilateral Security Treaties”, paper presented at the 5th GRIPS Student Conference at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
2015 “Japan, U.S. and Networks of Security: Transnational Policy Networks in Bilateral Security Treaties”, paper presented at an international doctoral students workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland, organized by the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS).
2014 “Island of Peace, Island of Bases: American Bases amid Okinawan Population”, paper presented in Japanese in an international seminar in Tokyo, on cultures and religions in Japan on behalf of the center for information on religions of the Shinyuan organization.
2013 “Networks of Security: Transnational Policy Networks in U.S.-Japan Relations”, paper presented at the international 9th Annual Graduate Conference in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2011 “Futenma MCAS issue: Under Copenhagen School’s Lens”, presentation of the M.A. Thesis to a panel of specialists on the Okinawa issue at the Okinawa International University in Okinawa, Japan.