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.
Katerina Linos is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the Co-Faculty Director of Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and received a 2017 Carnegie fellowship to investigate the European refugee crisis. Prof. Linos studies international law, comparative law, European Union law, employment law and migration, focusing particularly on why law reforms and policy innovations spread around the world in waves.
Raymond Jeanloz is a Professor of Astronomy and Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He also chairs the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Prof. Jeanloz studies the nature and evolution of planetary interiors and has worked in public policy, including on resource and environmental issues, national and international security, and science education.
John Connelly is a Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies modern East and Central European political and social history, comparative education, the history of nationalism and racism, and the history of Catholicism.
Robert Braun is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies civil society and intergroup relationships in times of social upheaval, with a particular focus on racism and antisemitism, altruism and social solidarity, and clandestine collective action networks.
Irene Bloemraad is the Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Prof. Bloemraad studies how immigrants become incorporated into political communities and the consequences of their presence on politics and understandings of membership. Her research focuses on economically advanced democracies in North America and Western Europe.
Patricia Baquedano-López is an Associate Professor for Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the intersection of language, race, and education, with current work on transnational displacements, processes of return migration, and education in the Maya diaspora Yucatan-California.
Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Energy and Environmental Economics group, a Humboldt Fellow, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Prof. Auffhammer studies environmental economics, including climate change and energy economics, the social cost of carbon, and the impacts of air pollution.
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.
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.