Sayuri Romei is the associate director of programs at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, where she is responsible for the Mansfield Foundation – CIIS Forum on Northeast Asia Cooperation on energy and environmental issues, among other programs. Prior to joining the Foundation, Romei was a Stanton nuclear security fellow at the RAND Corporation, where she researched Japan’s evolving perceptions on U.S. extended nuclear deterrence and ways to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations. Prior to that, she was a public policy fellow at the Wilson Center, the fellow for security and foreign affairs at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and a MacArthur nuclear security fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Romei holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Sorbonne, a BA in International Relations from the University of Roma La Sapienza, an MA in International Relations and a PhD in Political Science from Roma Tre University. Her work was featured in the Washington Post, Kyodo News, The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, among others, and she appeared on BBC World News and BBC World Service, PBS NewsHour, and the National Journal to comment on security issues in East Asia.