Maaike Okano-Heijmans

Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute

Dr. Maaike Okano-Heijmans is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. Her main research interests are in economic diplomacy and in international relations in East Asia, with a special focus on Japan and China. A key question underlying much of her work is how developments in these fields matter to Europe, the EU and, in particular, to the Netherlands. In addition, since joining Clingendael in 2006 she has worked on consular affairs and diplomacy - sometimes referred to as 'citizen security' or 'duty of care'.
She also teaches a module for the Advanced Master International Relations and Diplomacy and is a board member of the European Japan Advanced Research Network and regular member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.