Wrenn Yennie Lindgren
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Wrenn Yennie Lindgren is a Senior Research Fellow in the Research group on Russia, Asia and International Trade at NUPI and an Associate Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI).
Her research interests include: the politics and foreign policy of Japan, international relations in East Asia, East Asian states’ interests in the Arctic, and traditional and non-traditional security issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
Yennie Lindgren holds a PhD in International Relations from Stockholm University and master's degrees in International Policy Studies (Monterey Institute of International Studies, U.S.) and Asia and Middle East Studies (University of Oslo). She has extensive fieldwork experience in Japan and was a Japan Foundation Fellow at Meiji University from 2018-2019 and visiting fellow at Waseda University`s Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS) in Tokyo.
2016 - 2021 Stockholm University, PhD in International Relations
2018 - 2019 Visiting Researcher and Japan Foundation Fellow, Meiji University, Tokyo
2012 - 2014 University of Oslo, MPhil Asia and Middle East Studies
2007 - 2011 Monterey Institute of International Policy Studies, MA International Policy Studies
2009 - 2010 Waseda University Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Tokyo, Visiting Graduate Student
2008 - 2009 The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Stanford University, Yokohama
2004 - 2007 Pepperdine University, BA International Studies and French
2021- Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
2017- Associate Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)
2016 - 2017 Visiting Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)2013- Research Fellow, NUPI
2011 - 2013 Communication Consultant, Freelance2011 Junior Fellow, Office of the Rector, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo
2010 APEC Liaison, Economic Section, U.S. Embassy Tokyo, U.S. Department of State
2010 Intern, Political Section, U.S. Embassy Tokyo, U.S. Department of State
2007 - 2008 Graduate Research Assistant, East Asia Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
2005 - 2007 Teaching Assistant, French Department, Pepperdine University
2006 Intern Analyst, International Affairs and Trade Section, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Publications All publications
Asia-Arctic Diplomacy a Decade Later: What has changed?Publication : Popular scientific article | 2023
Ten years ago, five Asian states – China, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea – joined the Arctic Council as observers. This article discusses h1
Navigating ASEAN-Myanmar Relations: The Phnom Penh Summit as a Critical Juncture for (Dis)EngagementPublication : Article | 2022
This article considers recent internal developments in Myanmar and how they strain external relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations1
The Abe LegacyPublication : Policy Brief | 2022
With the terrible assassination of former Prime minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, an important, but not always uncontroversial, political era in Japan i1
Japan ruster oppPublication : Op-ed | 2022
(This op-ed is in Norwegian): Japan kan få det tredje største forsvarsbudsjettet i verden, skriver Wrenn Yennie Lindgren og Per Erik Solli i denne DN1
Evolving Japan–NATO Relations in the Leadup to the Madrid SummitPublication | 2022
In response to growing security concerns in East Asia, Japan has increased its engagement with NATO at both the organisational and individual member-1
Projects All projects
Chinese Anger Diplomacy (ANGER)Research project | 2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Do liberal-democratic states yield to public criticism by China? ANGER approaches this question by focusing on China's use of "anger diplomacy" - public, vehement displays at the state ...
Roads to Power? The political effects of infrastructure projects in Asia (ROADS)Research project | 2020 - 2025 (Ongoing)
Does investing in roads and railroads in another country generate increased political influence? ROADS seeks to answer this question by zooming in on China´s role in building high-speed railways (HSR)...
China and the Nordics Seminar SeriesResearch project | 2015 - 2017 (Completed)
What roles can the Nordic countries play in China’s emerging European engagement?...
Advancing female leadership in the institute sector (NUPIBAL)Research project | 2013 - 2017 (Completed)
NUPIBAL promotes gender equality at NUPI....
Developments in the Russian Far East (RFE)Research project | 2014 - 2016 (Completed)
The project "Developments in the Russian Far East" looks at Russian decision-making and international engagement around development of Russia’s Pacific coast....
Events All events
Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023: Response – Norwegian foreign policy for a new eraEventTue 21 Mar 2023Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Marmorsalen på Sentralen, Oslo
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NUPI have the pleasure of inviting you to the Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023, 21 March at Sentralen, Oslo.
Breakfast seminar: Constructing China’s Belt and Road amidst Pandemic and WarEventFri 10 Jun 2022Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is evolving, but the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine are stirring questions about its paths. Are the original Chinese visions and ambitions still intact and how are construction projects and overall plans affected?
Webinar: Ocean Governance: Sustainability and security seen from Japan and EuropeEventTue 15 Mar 2022Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams
This webinar offers views on core ocean governance challenges and reflections on how to strengthen ocean-related cooperation from Japanese and European perspectives.
Xi Jinping’s China – what does the future hold?EventSun 26 Nov 2017Time: 13:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
China's president has now started his second term at power. What is the future outlook for the country's economy? And how does Japan perceive its neighbour?
Breakfast seminar: Japan’s Security and Foreign Policy Challenges on the Korean PeninsulaEventMon 16 Oct 2017Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
North Korea’s rapid progress in developing nuclear and missile programs has posed a grave security threat to the international community. Dr. Junya Nishino visits NUPI to discuss this threat from a Japanese point of view.
Articles All articles
Russia, Asia and International Trade3 Jan 2022
What is the role of Russia, the Arctic and Asia in global politics? How are these societies developing? How do international trade, innovation and po1