©2017 by Crystal Pryor

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Washington (2016)

Dissertation title: Beyond Economics and Security: Strategic Export Control Practices in Advanced Countries

  • Certificate of Completion for Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) Ph.D. Track in Political Methodology (2014)

M.A. in Political Science, University of Washington (2012)

Thesis topic: U.S.-China-Japan outer space security

  • Paul R. Speyer Endowed Fellowship recipient

LL.M. in Political Science, University of Tokyo (2009)

Thesis topic: Security discourse in Japanese and British parliaments

  • Recipient of Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship

B.A. with Honors in International Relations, Brown University (2004)

  • One–year honors thesis program in International Relations

Research Positions

Program Director/Research Fellow

Pacific Forum

October 2017 - present

  • Specializing in nonproliferation/strategic trade controls, Japan's defense industry and exports, and Asia-Pacific security issues

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard University

September 2016 - August 2017

  • One-year fellowship for preparing dissertation manuscript for publication

  • Researched recent changes in Japan’s arms export rules and implications for defense industry

SPF Visiting Fellow

Pacific Forum CSIS

September 2015 - March 2016

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship for 6 months of research in Honolulu and fieldwork in Washington, DC

  • Conducted dissertation research on strategic trade controls and interviews on Japan’s arms exports with government officials, industry representatives, and military personnel

Research Affiliate, Project Alpha

Centre for Science and Security Studies, King’s College London

November 2014 - January 2015

  • European group focused on understanding and countering illicit, proliferation related trade

  • Conducted fieldwork on strategic trade controls for EU portion of dissertation, interviewing government officials and researchers in UK and France