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.
Michael Nacht is the Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies U.S. national security policy, the intersection of science, technology and public policy, as well as management strategies for complex organizations.
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.
Marika Landau-Wells is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley. She studies the effects of cognitive processes on political behavior writ large, investigating the ways in which the psychological and neurological underpinnings of threat perception influence policy preferences, with a particular focus on national security decision-making.
Brian DeLay is an Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley. He studies the 18th- and 19th-centuries, focusing on international history, U.S.-Latin American relations, borderlands, and Indigenous history. He is writing a book about the arms trade and American revolutions.
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.
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.