Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Trade, World Trade Organization, Foreign Direct Investment, Global Governance, Japan, Northeast Asia, Asia and the Pacific
Mireya Solís is Director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP), Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. Prior to her arrival at Brookings, Dr. Solís was a tenured associate professor at American University’s School of International Service, an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Brandeis University, and a visiting professor at El Colegio de México’s Center for International Relations. She has authored and edited several books on Japan’s foreign economic policy, international trade, and U.S.-Japan relations including: Banking on Multinationals (2004), Cross-Regional Trade Agreements, and Competitive Regionalism.
Her latest book Dilemmas of a Trading Nation offers a novel analysis of the complex tradeoffs Japan and the United States face in drafting trade policy that reconciles the goals of economic competitiveness, social legitimacy, and political viability. Dilemmas of a Trading Nation received the 2018 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Award.