Mina Erika Pollmann received her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy. She also received the Dean’s Medal for graduating at the top of her class, and the Peter F. Krogh Millennial Award and the Ernst H. Feilchenfeld Award.
Her research interests focus on Japan’s security and diplomacy, U.S. foreign policy in East Asia, and international relations in Asia-Pacific. She conducted research on Japan for her Honors thesis, as well as for the Ellsworth Bunker Fellowship with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. She also participated in the Georgetown-Japan 2020 Initiative, for which she was awarded the Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper. Her research has been published in Australian Journal of International Affairs, Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, and by various think tanks. She is a Pacific Forum-CSIS Young Leader.
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