Daniel Sneider, a lecturer in international policy and East Asian Studies at Stanford University, has focused his research on Japan, Korea and U.S. foreign policy in Northeast Asia. The son of a diplomat, he spent much of his childhood in Asia and witnessed his father’s negotiations for the return of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty during his college years. Since then, he has traveled to Japan regularly as a journalist and in the last decade as an academic, most recently working on a diplomatic history of the creation and management of the U.S. security alliance with Japan.
A former foreign correspondent who has covered Japan, India and the former Soviet Union, Dan is a frequent contributor to several major U.S. periodicals. In addition to serving as national/foreign editor at The Mercury News, he also wrote a twice-weekly column for the San Jose-based newspaper that was syndicated nationally on the Knight Ridder Tribune wire service and addressed international issues and national security from a West Coast perspective.
Lecturer and associate faculty member, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Lecturer, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University
Former associate director for research, and director, the Divided Memories and Reconciliation project and the Nationalism and Regionalism project, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Visiting researcher, Canon Institute for Global Studies, Tokyo
Former national/foreign editor, Mercury News; former syndicated columnist, Knight Ridder; Moscow bureau chief, 1990–1994, and Tokyo correspondent, 1985–1990, Christian Science Monitor
BA, East Asian history, Columbia University
MPA, public administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University