Donald Hellmann (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1964) is professor in the Department of Political Science and the Jackson School of International Studies. He is also the Director of the Institute for International Policy. He is a specialist in Asian and international politics who devotes particular attention to the politics of Japan. He has written, co-written, and served as an editor of many books, three of which have been published in Japanese and English editions. He has also been a frequent consultant to both government institutions (e.g. Congress, the State Department) and public policy research organizations (e.g. the Brookings Institution).
Hellmann teaches courses in American foreign policy, Japanese politics, and the international political economy of East Asia.