Dr. Kristi Govella is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She is an expert on the intersection between economic and security policy in Asia, as well as on Japanese politics and foreign policy. Her research has examined topics such as economic statecraft, trade war, trade agreements, foreign investment, government-business relations, defense capacity building, regional institutional architecture, and the governance of the global commons. In addition to her publications in journals and edited volumes, Dr. Govella is co-editor of two books: Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions in Asia, Europe, and the United States and Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States. She regularly provides commentary for US and international media outlets. She also serves as an Adjunct Fellow with the East-West Center and as Editor of the journal Asia Policy. Prior to joining GMF, Dr. Govella was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. She has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo and Waseda University. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Political Science and Japanese from the University of Washington, Seattle.