As a PhD candidate in political science/international relations Sarah Tanke is working on Japanese multilateral diplomacy, her supervisor being Professor Guillaume Devin. She graduated from Sciences Po (M.A. in Political science/international relations) and from the University of Hamburg (International M.A. in Japanese studies, including a stay at the Paris Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, INALCO).

Specializing on Japan, Sarah Tanke has spent two years studying in Japan, among other things as assistant at the Nihon University Population Research Institute (NUPRI) in Tokyo. Working at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York for a year made her discover the multilateral environment.

During her doctoral research she has been visiting the University of Cambridge, the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo and Columbia University in New York. For three years she has been the PhD student representative at CERI, co-founder of the DocSem PhD seminar at CERI and is currently coorganizing the research seminar of the research group on multilateral action (GRAM).

Among her publications are: "Une diplomatie du respect : Le Japon et le multilatéralisme" (Harmattan, 2017), "Japan’s narrative on human security: international norms, diplomatic identity and recognition" (Japan Forum, 2021), "Le Japon et l'ONU : présence, action, influence" (Guibourg Delamotte (ed.) Le Japon dans le monde, CNRS, 2019) or "Comparing Japanese and US Leaders’ Communication: The Construction of Meaning in Addresses to the United Nations General Assembly" (Ofer Feldman, Sonja Zmerli (ed.) The Psychology of Political Communicators: How Politicians, Culture, and the Media Construct and Shape Public Discourse, Routledge, 2018).


Evolution and transformations of Japan's multilateral diplomacy, supervisor Guillaume Devin

Work in Progress

Japan's diplomacy

Research Interests

international relations, diplomacy, foreign policy, international organizations, multilateralism, political communication, international politics of Japan

  • Teaching

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Diplomacy in practice, from 2018 to 2018,(level : licence),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, from 2017 to 2018,(level : licence),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Espace mondial - Thinking IR Globally, from 2018 to 2019,(level : licence),

    - Establishment : Ecole des affaires internationales (PSIA), title : Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Current Dynamics, from 2018 to 2019,(level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, title : Geopolitics, from 2018 to 2019,(level : licence),

    - Establishment : Université de Cergy Pontoise (UCP), title : Histoire politique du Japon (XXème siècle), from 2019 to 2019,(level : licence),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Political Psychology and Public Opinion, from 2016 to 2017,(level : licence),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Science politique des relations internationales, from 2015 to 2015,(level : master)
  • Languages

    English, French, German, Japanese
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