OSPKYOTO 5B: Independent Study in News Shaping Japan Today (1 Unit)
Dr. Mike Hugh has been director of the Stanford Program in Kyoto since 2013. A U.K. citizen, he earned a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Imperial College London, focusing on the intersection of markets, technologies, and policy in the environmental energy sector. Prior to joining Stanford, he held teaching and research positions at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, and at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business in Japan, where he also served as Director of the Department of International Affairs. Besides his academic work, Dr. Hugh has held project leadership positions for the U.K. Government and the European Commission, and has been quoted on sustainability issues in broadsheet publications such as the Financial Times and the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. His current area of interest focuses on the energy and environmental policy challenges facing Japan’s lawmakers following the Tōhoku earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.