Foreign Policy

Research Interest

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.

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.

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.

Michael Nacht

Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy

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.

Marika Landau-Wells

Assistant Professor
Political Science

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.

Ryan Brutger

Assistant Professor
Political Science

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.