Phillip Y. Lipscy

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  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics


  • B.A., Stanford
  • M.A., Stanford
  • Ph.D., Harvard University

Phillip Y. Lipscy

Associate Professor
Chair in Japanese Politics & Global Affairs
Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy


Phillip Y. Lipscy is associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He is also Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. His research addresses substantive topics such as international cooperation, international organizations, the politics of energy and climate change, international relations of East Asia, and the politics of financial crises. He has also published extensively on Japanese politics and foreign policy. Lipscy’s book from Cambridge University Press, Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations, examines how countries seek greater international influence by reforming or creating international organizations. Before arriving at the U of T, Lipscy was an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. Lipscy obtained his Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University. He received his M.A. in international policy studies and B.A. in economics and political science at Stanford University. He has been affiliated with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo, the Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University, the RAND Corporation, and the Institute for International Policy Studies.