Katerina Linos is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the Co-Faculty Director of Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and received a 2017 Carnegie fellowship to investigate the European refugee crisis. Prof. Linos studies international law, comparative law, European Union law, employment law and migration, focusing particularly on why law reforms and policy innovations spread around the world in waves.
Aila Matanock is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of California Berkeley. She was also previously a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and has received research support from the National Science Foundation, the Minerva Research Initiative, the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and the Center for Global Development. Prof. Matanock studies statebuilding and civil conflict, with a particular focus on the influence of international actors and civilian participation.
Michaela Mattes is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-Pi) on a National Science Foundation-funded data collection project and is currently a Co-PI on a DoD Minerva-funded project. Prof. Mattes studies international conflict and cooperation, with a particular focus on how adversaries manage and resolve disagreements and the role of domestic politics in countries’ foreign policy behavior.
Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resources Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Effective Global Action and serves as a Faculty Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prof. Miguel studies African economic development, the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action, and methods for transparency in social science research.
Saira Mohamed is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, she served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. Her research focuses on criminal law and human rights, with an emphasis in recent years on conceptions of responsibility and culpability in mass atrocity crimes.
Vanessa Ogle is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been presented with a number of awards for her first book The Global Transformation of Time: 1870–1950 and currently working on a project titled Archipelago Capitalism: A History of the Offshore World, 1920s-1980s. Prof. Ogle studies global Europe from the 18th century to the present, focusing on the history of capitalism, economic history, and empire in global perspective.
Robert Powell is the Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and won the National Academy of Science’s prize for behavior research relevant to the prevention of nuclear war. Prof. Powell studies war and the politics of weakly institutionalized states, and specializes in game-theoretic approaches to international conflict.