Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Llewelyn Hughes

Llewelyn Hughes

Title — Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Office — Monroe 472

Office Hours — by appointment

Phone — (202) 994-1438; Fax: (202) 994-7743

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

Political economy of energy markets, international and comparative political economy, international relations of Northeast Asia, Japanese political economy


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009


Professor Hughes received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. His current research focuses on the international and comparative political economy of oil markets, and the political economy of climate change. He also has interests in the international relations of Northeast Asia and Japanese politics. Prior to joining the faculty Professor Hughes was research fellow in the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His writings have appeared in International Security, Financial Times, The Diplomat among others. Professor Hughes has trained as a simultaneous and consecutive interpreter in the Japanese language, and is a citizen of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain.