Wilfred Wan was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow with the UNU Centre for Policy Research.
He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation examined the durability and evolution of the regime centered on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. His current work with the UNU Centre for Policy Research examines regional pathways towards a more effective nuclear non-proliferation apparatus, highlighting the UN’s role in facilitating this process. His broader research interests include international security order, institutional change, and nuclear governance.
Wilfred was a 2013–2014 Social Science Research Council-JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He spent two years as a Predoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, with a joint appointment with the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom, and was a 2011–2012 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. He is also a former Dissertation Fellow with the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
Wilfred has published in International Studies Review, and has a co-authored chapter in Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation. In addition, his work can be found in the forthcoming Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism, and The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies.