Karely Ordaz is a public sector leader with close to a decade working for the public good in both local government and community-based organizations. She holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in American Studies with a concentration in Environment, Policy and Public Health. She was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. at age 4.
In her role as Chief of Staff at a community development corporation (CDC), she leads the organization’s policy and advocacy priorities focused on achieving social equity. Prior to that she worked for an anchor institution in San Francisco...
Aarij has a decade of experience in the areas of international trade and investment attraction with a focus on the agri-food and ag-tech sector. Aarij also volunteers internationally on capacity building projects aimed at helping small and medium scale companies become export ready. Aarij's work has taken her to several countries that are off the beaten path such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Algeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar, among others.
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses primarily upon women, slavery, and colonial and 19th-century legal and economic history. She is currently completing a book that reorients our understanding of the British Atlantic slave trade by centering the lives and experiences of free and captive women living on three continents in its telling.
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.
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. Eichengreen studies economic history, including exchange rates and capital flows, the gold standard and the Great Depression, as well as European and Asian...
Evan Fernández is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American History at the University of California, Berkeley. He broadly works on the transnational history of Latin America in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Chile and Peru. His dissertation explores the Chilean sodium nitrate (salitre) industry and the sale of nitrates to Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a case study for writing the history of Latin America as part of the Pacific World. Fernandez also works on US-Latin American relations in the twentieth century.
Philip Rogers is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of California, who studies political economy with a focus on China. His research draws upon the nexus of law, policy, and business to study corporate regulation and technological innovation in domestic and international contexts. Before coming to Berkeley, he worked on transnational corporate law cases as a paralegal at the Shanghai office of Zhong Lun Law Firm.
Daniel Balke is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the political economy of international development and civil conflict, with a focus on strategic interaction between multilateral development banks and aid recipients, and the role of financial incentives in shaping recipient compliance with aid conditions.
Max Kagan is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on international political economy. His main research interest is the political impact of cross-border flows of money and people. In particular, he focuses on how multinational corporations and financial firms interact with international and national politics.
Vinod K. Aggarwal is Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor of Political Science, Affiliated Professor at the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley APEC Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on international political economy, with an emphasis on business and politics, technology policy, and great power competition.