Masako Ikegami is a professor in the Department of Innovation Science at the School of Technology and Environment at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Previously, she was director of (and a professor at) the Center for Pacific Asia Studies at Stockholm University. Her research interests include Asian security; conflict prevention and confidence building; arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation; and science, technology, and society issues. She holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in peace and conflict research from Uppsala University in Sweden. Ikegami has been an active member in the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and in 2010 was Abe Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. and Honolulu.