Daniel Curzon


The Ohio State University


Dr. Peter Mansoor

Academic Interests:

East Asia/Pacific Rim especially China, Japan and the United States


Shifting Strategic Realities around the Pacific Rim: the fall of China and the rise of Japan and the United States between 1880-1920

Bio Note:

A multi-polar world is a frothing cauldron of relative power competition. It is also a world, which the United States has forgotten how to handle. Mr. Curzon’s dissertation aims to correct this strategic lacuna by studying the geo-strategic situation around the Pacific Rim from 1870 to 1920 using as a lens the relationship between Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. The two rising powers and one global hegemon, through their competition and rivalry, successfully suppressed other nations' abilities, Great Power or otherwise, to control the region.

Daniel Curzon is a Ph.D. candidate at the Ohio State University. His specialties include Military, East Asian, and Diplomatic History. Aside from research interests, Mr. Curzon is an excellent teacher. He has won three teaching awards, including the Graduate Associate Teaching Award which is the Ohio State University's highest teaching award for Graduate Students. He approaches teaching through the use of a learning cycle revolving around lecture, discussion, simulation and reflection.

Updated April 2016