Dr. Tanaka is president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Before assuming the present post, he was professor of international politics at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and at the Institute of Oriental Culture (renamed as the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia in 2010) at the University of Tokyo. Most recently, he was vice president of the University of Tokyo (2011-2012), executive vice president of the University of Tokyo (2009-2011), and director of the Division of International Affairs of the University of Tokyo (2008-2010). He obtained his B.A. in international relations at the University of Tokyo in 1977 and his Ph.D. in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. Dr. Tanaka’s specialties include theories of international politics, contemporary international relations in East Asia, and Japan’s foreign policy.