Devin T. Stewart

Executive Editor, Policy Innovations; Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Devin T. Stewart is senior program director and senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He first joined Carnegie Council as program director in 2006. He also is a Next Generation Fellow, a Truman Security Fellow, and an adjunct assistant professor in international affairs at Columbia University and New York University.

From 2010 to 2012, Devin was senior director of Corporate, Policy, and Lecture Programs (Global Programs) at Japan Society in New York and a Carnegie Council Senior Fellow. From 2006 to 2010, he was director of the Global Policy Innovations program at Carnegie Council. In this capacity, he directed the Workshops for Ethics in Business and Carnegie New Leaders programs, edited Policy Innovations, and led research projects and delegations on trade, energy, media, and U.S.-East Asia relations. He is the founding editor of Policy Innovations and Carnegie Ethics Online. Previously, he was assistant director of studies and Japan studies fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. and affiliated with CSIS until 2010.

From 2000 to 2003, Devin was a researcher at the Japanese government think tank Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI) and in 2004 a staff writer for the Daily Yomiuri in Tokyo. He also chaired the Korea-Japan Study Group in Tokyo and in Washington. He was a researcher at the Japan External Trade Organization New York and has served on the staffs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski. In 1994, he interned at the Washington Office of U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, Jr.

Devin's writings have appeared in more than ten languages in numerous publications, including the American Interest, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, SAIS Review, Ethics & International Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, Current History, the Asahi Shimbun, and the National Interest. Devin has peer reviewed academic articles for The China Quarterly and Ethics & International Affairs. He has been featured in or interviewed by USA Today, Dow Jones, AFP, Reuters, Press TV, Xinhua, Jiji Press, BBC,, Al Jazeera, The Diplomat, and CCTV. Blogs he has contributed to include the Huffington Post and TPM Cafe.

He is a contributing author to several monographs and books, including International Relations: Perspectives, Controversies, and Readings (Cengage, 2013), Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future that Works (Simon & Schuster, 2011), Tsunami: Japan's Post-Fukushima Future (Foreign Policy, 2011), and Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook (Praeger Security International, 2009).

He holds an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., and Bologna, Italy. He received a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Delaware where he won a scholarship to study Arab immigration in France. He is a recipient of the Nakasone Scholarship for the Aspen Institute's Socrates Society meeting.

Focus: Democracy, Energy, Globalization, Governance, Security, Trade, Sustainability, China, Japan, United States, Americas, Asia

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Selected Publications:

"Slowing Japan's Galapagos Syndrome," the Huffington Post, April 29, 2010. 

"Toyota and the End of Japan," Newsweek (cover story), March 5, 2010. 

"Think Again: Japan's Revolutionary Election," Foreign Policy, Oct. 2009, with Paul Scalise. 

"Hu's on First?" The National Interest, Nov./Dec. 2007, with Joshua Kurlantzick.

"Asiaplex Toolbox: Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements," The American Interest, Autumn 2006, with Sherman Katz. 

"U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Partnership Agreement: Cementing a Geostrategic Economic Relationship," SAIS Review, Summer/Fall 2003, coauthored with Robert Fauver.

"A U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership: Beyond Economics, Geopolitical Insurance," In The National Interest, November 2002, coauthored with Robert Fauver.

"Healthy Competition From China Is Good For Japan," International Herald Tribune, August 30, 2001.

"Japan’s Spontaneous Support for War," Asia Times, February 14, 2003.

"Japan’s Place in the Coalition Against Terrorism," Asia Times, November 3, 2001.

"The Threat to Japan’s Economy is Japan, Not China," PacNet Newsletter, CSIS, August 24, 2001.

"Shock Therapy for Japan’s Depression," The Asian Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2002, coauthored with Robert Fauver.

"Japan Needs Foreigners to Find Its Bad Debts," The Asahi Shimbun, January 4, 2002, coauthored with Jonathan Kushner.

"On Your Mark, Get Set, Liberalize," The Daily Yomiuri, January 1, 2004.

"Northeast Asia: Korea at Center of Major Shift," Asia Pacific Century: A New Era, Dec. 2006, coauthor of edited volume.

"Yuan Devaluation Debate Shows Link Between Economics, Politics," Asia Pacific Century: A New Era, Dec. 2006, coauthor.

"China’s New-Rich and Global Responsibility," The Globalist, Sept. 29, 2006, with Joshua Eisenman.

"China, My China," The National Interest, Spring 2006, with Sherman Katz.

"U.S. Formula for China," Asia Times Online, Nov. 9, 2005, with Larry Wortzel.

"China’s Transition Merits Caution," Japan Inc., December 2002, coauthored with Duncan Wrigley.

"China-Japan Oil Rivalry Spills Over Into Africa," International Herald Tribune, Dec. 9, 2005, with Joshua Eisenman.

"J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall," Ethics & International Affairs, 2006 Vol. 20 No. 4.

"Bolstering American Influence in Asia," The Asian Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2003, coauthored with James Farrer.


Japan-China economic and political relations; U.S. foreign policy toward Asia; technology and civil society; ethics in trade and energy policy.


Chairman, Korea-Japan Study Group, Washington D.C. and Tokyo Chapters

Truman Security Fellow, Truman National Security Project

Adjunct Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC

Director, Carnegie New Leaders

Senior Consulting Associate, Sustainable Profitability Group, New York City

Consultant, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC

Consultant, International Risk, Tokyo, Washington, D.C.

Consultant, Gerson Lehrman Group

Member, Advisory Board, Columbia University Earth Institute, Fetzer Symposium 

Member, US Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP)

Member, Advisory Committee, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), New York City

Founder, Tokyo Progressive Forum (affiliated with Democrats Abroad Japan), Tokyo

Commencement speaker, Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program

Commencement speaker, Wellesley in the World, Wellesley College

Keynote speaker, “Fair trade and U.S. foreign policy,” UN Association

Panelist, "The Case of China and Africa," New School University

Panelist, "Symposium on Universities, Democratic Culture and Human Rights," University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Panelist, "China's Soft Power," Core Club

Speaker, "Think tanks and civil society," New York University

Speaker, "Innovations in Fighting Corruption," SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Speaker, "Ethics in International Affairs," University of Delaware

Speaker, "Ethics in International Affairs," Saint-Petersburg State University

Speaker, "Ethics in International Trade," University of Pennsylvania, Department of International Relations, Philadelphia

Speaker, “Bringing Everyone to the Table,” The Asia Society, Washington, D.C.

Speaker, Florida International Summit 2006: Globalization and Technology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Speaker, "U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership," Temple University, Tokyo

Panelist, Dialogue Among a New Generation on the Future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, CSIS, Washington, D.C.

Participant, World Economic Forum, Global Risks Workshop, New York City

Participant, Japan-U.S. Leadership Network Program 2007, Washington, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto

Participant, U.S. Russia-Experts Forum 2007, Washington, Moscow, St. Petersburg

Participant, Association for Communication of Transcultural Study, Zao, Japan

Panelist, Professional Writing Seminar (four consecutive workshops), CSIS, Washington, D.C.

Member, Washington and Southeast Regional Japan Seminar, Washington, D.C.

Former Member, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo

Former Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Tokyo

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Florida

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2014

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