Llewelyn Hughes joined the Elliott School of International Affairs in Fall 2009 as Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. His research focuses on the international and comparative political economy of energy markets, and the political economy of climate change. He also has interests in the international relations of Northeast Asia and Japanese politics.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Hughes was research fellow in the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has broad experience across the public and private sectors, including serving as international aide and interpreter to Ichiro Ozawa, Secretary General of Japan’s governing Democratic Party of Japan, and advising firms in the energy, telecommunications, retail and aerospace sectors on the management of government and public relations.
Professor Hughes received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. He also holds a masters degree from the University of Tokyo and a bachelors degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. His writings have appeared in the Financial Times, International Security, The Diplomat, and other publications. Llewelyn is a citizen of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, and is fluent in Japanese, having trained as a simultaneous and consecutive interpreter in that language