Board Member

Leonardo Arriola

Associate Professor
Political Science
Center on the Politics of Development

Leonardo Arriola is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Director of Berkeley's Center for African Studies and co-editor of Africa Spectrum, a peer-reviewed journal published by the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. Prof. Arriola studies democratization, coalition politics, ethnic politics and political violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Maximilian Auffhammer

Professor
Agricultural & Resource Economics

Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the  Energy and Environmental Economics group, a Humboldt Fellow, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Prof. Auffhammer studies environmental economics, including climate change and energy economics, the social cost of carbon, and the impacts of air pollution.

Irene Bloemraad

Professor
Sociology

Irene Bloemraad is the Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Prof. Bloemraad studies how immigrants become incorporated into political communities and the consequences of their presence on politics and understandings of membership. Her research focuses on economically advanced democracies in North America and Western Europe.

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Professor
Ethnic Studies

Catherine Ceniza Choy is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the U.S. global presence in Asian countries, Asian migrations to the United States, and the impact of trans-Pacific migration on American and Asian societies.

J. Bradford DeLong

Professor
Economics

Brad DeLong is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a weblogger for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and was previously a deputy assistant secretary for economic policy in the United States Treasury. Prof. DeLong studies economic history and growth, which includes comparative analyses of technological and industrial revolutions, financial crises, economic thought and the long-term shape of economic history.

Thad Dunning

Professor
Political Science
Center on the Politics of Development

Thad Dunning is the Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the founding faculty director of the Center on Politics of Development and authored several award-winning books, including Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes and Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach, both of which received Best Book Awards from the American Political Science Association. Prof.

Barry Eichengreen

Professor
Economics

Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was previously a Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. Prof.

Ron Hassner

Professor
Political Science

Ron Hassner is the Chancellor's Professor of Political Science and Helen Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies at the University of California Berkeley. He is also the faculty director of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and is the editor of the Cornell University Press book series “Religion and Conflict.” Prof. Hassner studies the role of ideas, practices, and symbols in international security with particular attention to the relationship between religion and violence.

Rebecca Herman

Assistant Professor
History

Rebecca Herman is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She has received grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Library and Information Resources. Prof. Herman studies modern Latin America, along with U.S.-Latin American relations, environmental and international history.

Raymond Jeanloz

Professor
Earth & Planetary Sciences

Raymond Jeanloz is a Professor of Astronomy and Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He also chairs the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Prof. Jeanloz studies the nature and evolution of planetary interiors and has worked in public policy, including on resource and environmental issues, national and international security, and science education.