University of Washington

Professor Donald C. Hellmann

University of Washington
414 Thomson
Box 353650
Seattle, Washington 98195
Tel: 206-543-4904, Fax: 206-685-0668


  • Professor, Jackson School of International Studies 
  • Director, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Chair, Department of Political Science
  • Chair, Japan Program; China Program
  • Director, Institute for International Policy


  • SISEA 435/POL S 435 Japanese Government and Politics
  • SISEA 551/ POL S 539 International Relations of Northeast Asia
  • SISEA 590B/POL 544 Northeast Asian International Relations II
  • SISEA 490A/590A Towards a New International Architecture: Asian Regionalism and Global Institutions


  • A.B. 1955, Princeton University;
  • M.A. 1960, UC-Berkeley;
  • Ph.D. 1964, UC-Berkeley.


Japanese political economy and international relations; Pacific Rim relations; U.S. foreign policy. 


  • "A Decade after the Asian Financial Crisis: Regionalism and International Architecture in a Globalized World" (Asian Survey, Vol. XLVII, No. 6, November/December 2007);
  • "The Asian Financial Crisis: A Preface to the Post Cold War Global Political Economy" (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 16, Number 1, April 2003);
  • Contributor and editor of From APEC to Xanadu: Creating a Viable Community in the Post-Cold War Pacific (M.E. Sharpe: 1997);
  • "Japanese-American Security Relations in the Wake of the Cold War," in Armand Clesse, ed., The Vitality of Japan (Macmillan, 1996);
  • "American Strategic Sclerosis and the APEC Summit in Seattle," in Richard Ellings, ed., Americans Speak to APEC (National Bureau of Asian Research Analysis, 1993).


  • International Affairs Fellow (Council on Foreign Relations);
  • Individual and institutional grants from the Fulbright Commission and many foundations (e.g., Ford, MacArthur, Rockefeller, Olin and Bradley) and foreign grant-giving institutions (e.g., the APEC Education Foundation, the European Union, the Korean Foreign Ministry, and Cambridge University);
  • Frequent consultant to government agencies (e.g., National Security Council, U.S. Dept. Of State) and public policy organizations (e.g., the Committee for Economic Development and the Brookings Institution).