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.
Kate O’Neill is a Professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies global environmental governance, policy and movements, with particular expertise in waste and plastics in the global economy.
Ryan Brutger is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies international political economy, international law, international security, and political psychology, examining the domestic politics of international negotiations and cooperation.
Stavros Gadinis is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies questions in financial regulation and international business transactions, with a focus on the relationship between the financial industry and government regulators.