Stephen Nagy is originally from Calgary, Canada. He is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University based in Tokyo. Concurrently, he is a distinguished fellow with Canada's Asia Pacific Foundation and was appointed China expert with Canada’s China Research Partnership. He also holds fellowship positions with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). He was selected for the 2018 CSIS AILA Leadership Fellowship in Washington.
He was an assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from December 2009 to January 2014. He earned his Ph.D. from Waseda University, Japan, in international relations in 2008. His recent funded research project is "Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating Changes in Japanese Business’ Trade and Investment Strategy in China."
Currently, he is conducting a long-term research project entitled "Perceptions and Drivers of Chinese Views on Japanese and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Region" funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and participating in a book project called Chinese International Relations Theory: As Emerging from Practice and Policy. He has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals such as China Perspectives, East Asia, the Journal of Asian Politics and History, Strategic Analysis, and the International Studies Review on topics related to trade, nationalism, Japanese maritime security policy, and China-Japan relations.