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  • Order of the Rising Sun

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Professor Nau receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, at the Japanese Embassy, September 29, 2016. This award recognized Nau’s role in directing the US-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program for 27 years, semi-annual meetings of Members of the US Congress, Japanese Diet and South Korea National Assembly in which legislators met confidentially to discuss controversial issues on domestic and global affairs. For additional information, click here; and for more photos from the award ceremony click here.

  • The Federalist Society cites Professor Nau’s book, Conservative Internationalism, among “Notable Books of 2017,” which, as The Federalist Society explains, is not a list of books that came out in 2017 but a list that, for one reason or another, Federalist writers happened to read in 2017 and judged worthy of recommending.

  • Harry Harding Teaching Prize at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, May 2007.

  • Superior Honor Award, Department of State, January 1977.

  • Phi Beta Kappa (Awarded with Ph.D., May 1973).

  • M.A. with Distinction, Johns Hopkins SAIS (1967).

  • B.S. with Dean's List Honors for 8 semesters, M.I.T.

  • W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellowship, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, September 2011-June 2012.

  • Fellowship, Smith-Richardson Foundation, July-December 1987.

  • Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, January-August, 1987.

  • International Affairs Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations (1975-1976).

  • NDEA Title IV Fellowship, Johns Hopkins SAIS (1965-1968).

  • Procter and Gamble Fellowship, M.I.T. (1959-1963).

  • Graduate student grants of $25,000 awarded annually for academic years 2008-09 through 2016-17 from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, in recognition of my standing in the academic community, to support a Ph.D. student in the political science department. Recent recipients: Varun Piplani, Trey Herr, Michael Joseph.

  • Graduate student fellowship grant of $25,000 awarded annually for academic year 2011-12 through 2016-17 from the Rumsfeld Foundation for a PhD candidate in the political science department. Renewed 2013-14 and 2015-16. Recent recipients: Bryce Loidolt, Aleksandr Fisher.

  • Research grant from Carnegie Corporation as co-principal investigator (with Deepa Ollapally, Department of History) exploring domestic foreign policy debates in rising powers to include India, China, Russia, Japan and Iran. July 2009, $425,000 for 2009-2011; Renewed September 2011, $475,000 for 2011-2013.

  • Research grants annually ($100,000 plus) from 1989 to the present from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (and in 2006 from the Korea Foundation, $18,500) for support of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program, a research and public policy program which brings together twice a year Members of the U.S. 6 Congress, Japanese Diet, and South Korean National Assembly to discuss the range of issues affecting the three countries.

  • Research grants from The Century Foundation, New York (formerly The Twentieth Century Fund) and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) to write a new book on American foreign policy, Sept. 1992-Sept. 1994

  • National Science Foundation Grant ST-44205 for study of Technology Transfer
    and American Foreign Policy (1974-1975)

  • Ford Foundation Foreign Area Fellowship Grant for additional training and dissertation research (1968-1970)

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