Foreign Policy

Research Interest

Anatol Klass

Graduate Student
History

Anatol Klass is a doctoral student in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He researches the modern Chinese state’s encounters with international organizations and international law in the twentieth century. His work explores Chinese state-building and the construction of global governance regimes as interrelated processes.

Dan Spokojny

Graduate Student
Political Science

Dan Spokojny is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. His dissertation focuses on the effect of expertise within the institutions of U.S. foreign policy on international outcomes. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Dan served in government for over a decade as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and a legislative staffer in Congress.

Daniel Balke

Graduate Student
Political Science

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.

Andrew Reddie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Political Science

Andrew Reddie is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and senior engineer at Sandia National Laboratories where he works on projects related to wargaming, nuclear issues, and cybersecurity. He is currently a Bridging the Gap New Era fellow, Hans J. Morgenthau fellow, a Krulak Center Non-Resident fellow at Marine Corps University, and Project Director at the Berkeley APEC Study Center.

Julia Raven

Graduate Student
Political Science

Julia Raven is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. She studies security sector reform, military adaptation, and competition between major powers.

Joseph A. Ledford

Graduate Student
History

Joseph A. Ledford is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Departmentat the University of California, Berkeley, where he specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations and the American presidency. His research and writing generally focus on the exercise of American power in the world, as well as presidential power and the relationship between domestic politics and foreign affairs. He maintains a broad interest in matters of intelligence, strategy, and war.

Biz Herman

Graduate Student
Political Science

Biz Herman is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the politics of history, conflict, and group belonging. Her dissertation research examines the ways in which the mental health implications of forced migration and conflict impact intergroup dynamics and social cohesion.

Manseok Lee

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

Manseok Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at UC Berkeley and an active duty army major of the Republic of Korea. His research interests include international order in East Asia, strategic stability, nuclear nonproliferation regime, North Korea’s nuclear strategy, and US-China relations. Previously, he held an instructor position in war history at the Army College of Korea, worked for the Ministry of National Defense of Korea, and was a research associate at the Center for Global Security Research in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Manseok received master's degrees both...

Vanessa Navarro-Rodriguez

Graduate Student
Political Science

Vanessa is a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, studying gendered violence and international relations. Her research currently examines the prevalence of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by peacekeepers during UN peacekeeping operations.

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.