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Crystal D. Pryor

Director of Non-proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships

Crystal Pryor is program director and research fellow at Pacific Forum. Before joining Pacific Forum, she held a postdoctoral fellowship in the U.S.-Japan relations program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Dr. Pryor is currently focusing on nonproliferation in Asia while developing a research agenda on cybersecurity policy. She has researched U.S.-Japan outer space security cooperation, strategic trade control implementation in advanced countries, and Japan’s defense industry and arms exports. She has worked for the University of Washington as an instructor of political science and international relations, and for the State Department at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo. Dr. Pryor received her doctorate in political science from the University of Washington, master’s degrees in political science from the University of Washington and the University of Tokyo, and bachelor’s degree in international relations with honors from Brown University.