photo_matsumura2018I am a professor of International Relations in the Graduate School of Law at Kobe University, Japan. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Rice University, Houston, TX. My primary area of research is the quantitative study of International Relations with focuses on international institutions and international cooperation.

I also research the domestic origins of foreign policy changes, focusing on the effects of leadership turnover and the changes in leaders’ societal support bases.

I completed my MA from Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and The University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom.