Emily Taylor is an associate fellow with the International Security Programme at Chatham House. She is CEO of Oxford Information Labs, author of several research papers, and is a frequent panellist and moderator at conferences and events around the world. She has previously held roles in the Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group, in the Global Commission on Internet Governance research network, as chair of the ICANN WHOIS Review Team and director of legal and policy for Nominet. She has written for the Guardian, Wired, Ars Technica, the New Statesman and Slate. Emily is a graduate of Cambridge University, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and has an MBA from the Open University.
Alexandra Stickings is a research fellow for space policy and security in the Military Sciences team at RUSI. Her research covers military space programmes, space warfare, counterspace capabilities, space situational awareness, arms control and the intersection of space and missile defence. She has written articles and research papers for a variety of publications, is a frequent speaker at international conferences and regularly provides expert commentary to the media. Alexandra holds an MSc in international security and global governance from Birkbeck College, University of London, a BA (Hons) in international studies from the Open University and a BSc (Hons) in physics with astronomy from the University of Nottingham.
Dr Aki Tonami is an associate professor in international relations and economics at the University of Tsukuba. She is also a senior research fellow at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen. Having worked as research adviser for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Dr Tonami is a specialist in foreign policy and development in Asia, with research interests in economic diplomacy and governance of the Polar Regions. She has a PhD in global environmental studies (2008) and a MA in economics (2004) from Kyoto University, and a BSc in commerce from Santa Clara University. Her recent publications include ‘The rise of Asia and Arctic legal order-making: political-economic settings’ (in Shibata et al. (eds) (2019), Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic: The Role of Non-Arctic States, Routledge), and Asian Foreign Policy in a Changing Arctic: The Diplomacy of Economy and Science at New Frontiers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Lieutenant General (Retired) Jun Nagashima is a senior research adviser with the Nakasone Peace Institute and an executive member of DESI Japan. He has previously served as a Japanese government cabinet councillor starting in August 2013 and also as deputy assistant chief cabinet secretary, in the National Security Secretariat, from January 2014. He is the first military officer to hold the position of cabinet councillor in Japan. As an intelligence expert, his extensive career includes critical assignments as defense attaché, liaison officer to NATO and the EU, Embassy of Japan in Belgium; director, logistics (J-4), Joint Staff Office; and defense intelligence officer, Defense Intelligence Headquarters. He retired in August 2019. He is a graduate of the National Defense Academy and earned his master’s degree (European security) from Tsukuba University. He is a prolific writer of academic essays, including ‘Proliferation of Ballistic Missile and Security of East Asia’, Journal of National Defense (November 1994), which won the prestigious 1994 Kamiya Fuji Prize.