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Scott Thomas Bruce
Linda Hoaglund
Thomas S. Wilkins


is non-resident JPRI Fellow in Security and Sustainability.

Based in Arlington, Virginia, he serves as Project Manager for CRDF Global, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes peace through international science collaboration. Scott specializes in nuclear non-proliferation and a range of security issues. Before joining CRDF Global, he was Director of U.S. Operations for the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this capacity, Scott managed (and secured funding for) a variety of projects on non-proliferation and energy security pertaining to North Korea and the Asia Pacific. Scott studied history at the University of California and Queen’s University Belfast and holds master’s degrees in International Business and Asia-Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco. He has also served as a POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawai’i.

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is an accomplished filmmaker and non-resident JPRI Fellow in Cultural Affairs.

The daughter of American missionary parents, Hoaglund was born and raised in Japan, attending public schools. A graduate of Yale University, she was a bilingual news producer for Japanese television between 1981 and 1987. In 1987 she joined an independent American film production company as a producer. Since 1996, she has also subtitled 200 Japanese films, including works by Kurosawa Akira and Miyazaki Hayao.

Hoaglund produced and wrote the feature documentary film, Wings of Defeat (2007), about Kamikaze pilots who survived WWII. Wings was screened at numerous international film festivals and broadcast internationally, including on PBS. It received the 2009 Erik Barnouw Award from the Organization of American Historians.

She most recently directed and produced the feature documentary film, ANPO: Art X War (2010), which tells the story of resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan through a treasure trove of paintings, photographs, film clips and interviews with the artists who created them. Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs has nominated ANPO for its prestigious Best Documentary Film Prize.

Hoaglund is currently directing a new film, Things Left Behind , featuring an exhibition of color photographs of clothes and personal effects left behind by those who perished in the atomic bomb at Hiroshima. The photographs, taken by famed Japanese photographer, Ishiuchi Miyako, are currently on exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. A film about the transformative power of light, it is a meditation on the potential for art to explore memory and trauma.

She has curated film series at the Japan Society of New York and at Columbia University. She also represents Japanese artists and film directors internationally.   In 2004, she received a commendation from the Foreign Ministry of Japan for her work promoting Japanese film abroad.

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THOMAS S. WILKINS is a tenured assistant professor in the Centre for International Security Studies at University of Sydney, Australia, and non-resident JPRI Fellow in Asia-Pacific Security Studies.

He has published widely on security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, notably on emerging powers and the changing nature of alliances, and is currently completing a manuscript on “Asian Security Architecture” for Lynne Rienner Publishers. He has, moreover, conducted commissioned research for the Australian government (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) on “Japan-Australia relations” and the Canadian government (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) on “middle power diplomacy.”   Dr. Wilkins serves on the Editorial Board of the South African Journal Politikon , and currently teaches MA-level courses on “Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific,” “New Security Challenges,” and “Alliances and Coalition Warfare.”

Thomas Wilkins holds a Ph.D. (Security Studies), MA (International Relations), and BA (History) from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.   He spent one year as Exchange Student at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C., and two years as Kiriyama Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim. In addition, he has been visiting fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu, the International Institute for Asian Studies (Amsterdam), and Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.   He has served as visiting professor at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Wilkins will spend the 2012-2013 academic year at National Taiwan University under the auspices of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Fellowship and at Tokyo University via a Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship.

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