Faculty Affiliate

Robert Powell

Professor
Political Science

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.

Andrew Reddie

Assistant Adjunct Professor
School of Information

Dr. Andrew Reddie is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Cybersecurityat the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information where he works on projects related to cybersecurity, nuclear weapons policy, wargaming, and emerging military technologies. Andrew is currently a Bridging the Gap New Era fellow, Hans J. Morgenthau fellow at Notre Dame University, a non-resident fellow at the Brute Krulak Center at Marine Corps University, research director at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and deputy director at the Berkeley APEC Study Center. His work has...

Daniel J. Sargent

Associate Professor
History
Goldman School of Public Policy
Daniel J. Sargent is associate professor at the University of California, where he is jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Goldman School of Public Policy. He is a historian who specializes in U.S. foreign policy and the history of international relations. His research has explored how states and decision makers adapt to long-term changes in their international environments, including the historical advance of globalization. He is presently interested in how the United States has strived, over the long arc of its history, to constitute and sustain international order,...

Rachel Stern

Professor
Law

Rachel Stern is a Professor of Law and Political Science and currently holds the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies law in mainland China and Hong Kong, especially the relationship between legal institution building, political space, and professionalization.

Scott Straus

Professor
Political Science

Scott Straus (Ph.D. Berkeley, 2004) is a Professor of Political Science who studies political violence, genocide, human rights, and post-conflict politics with an empirical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa (Cornell, 2015), which won the Grawemeyer Award for Improving World Order, the...

Karl van Bibber

Professor
Nuclear Engineering

Karl Van Bibber is Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies basic and applied nuclear science, particle astrophysics, and accelerator science and technology.

Steven Weber

Professor
School of Information
Political Science

Steven Weber is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international politics, with a focus on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries and the impact of technology on national as well as international security.

Martha Wilfahrt

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Martha Wilfahrt is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies African politics with a focus on redistributive politics, state-society relation and historical legacies. On-going projects include research on the long-run impact of precolonial statehood on contemporary governance in West Africa and work examining how colonialism impacted community development strategies.

Jason Wittenberg

Professor
Political Science

ason Wittenberg is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies religion and politics, ethnic conflict, historical legacies and elections, with recent work on antisemitism and democracy, in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet region.

John Yoo

Professor
Law

John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies international and constitutional law, focusing on foreign and defense policy with a particular interest in how modern weapons technology could change the rules for armed conflict.