Dr. Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford) is a specialist in comparative politics (Japan, Korea, and EU, France) and international political economy. His core interest lies in the interactions between globalization and domestic politics and in the debate on the convergence of types of capitalism under financial globalization. Prof. Tiberghien has several ongoing research projects at the moment: a project on the growing convergence of policy responses to Globalization between Japan and the EU, a project on the sources of change in Japan’s political economy, a project on the EU’s role as a mediator of globalization, and a project on politics of global GMO governance. He has contributed several book chapters to forthcoming books on the Japanese crisis or the evolution of the East Asian Capitalist Model since 1997, as well as several articles on the current puzzles of Japan’s political economy and on corporate governance reforms in the EU. His book, “Invisible Reforms: Financial Globalization, State Mediation, and Corporate Restructuring” should come out in 2007, as well as several articles on the current puzzles of Japan’s political economy and on corporate governance reforms in the EU. He is currently writing several articles and a book manuscript on the global battle over GMOs.