Global / Transnational

Research Interest

Nadia AlAjmi

Undergraduate Student
Media Studies
Political Science

Nadia AlAjmi is a fourth-year international student from Kuwait that is majoring in Media Studies and Political Science, with a concentration in international relations. Her academic interests broadly include women’s rights, Eastern European politics, political psychology and how these fields intersect. Given her multicultural background, she is fluent in Polish, Arabic and English. Previously, she was a research assistant with the Center for Studies in Higher Education where her work focused on the experiences that women in and after doctoral programs went through, such as racism,...

Scott Straus

Professor
Political Science

Scott Straus (Ph.D. Berkeley, 2004) is a Professor of Political Science who studies political violence, genocide, human rights, and post-conflict politics with an empirical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa (Cornell, 2015), which won the Grawemeyer Award for Improving World Order, the...

Mark Danner

Class of 1961 Distinguished Chair in Undergraduate Education
Graduate School of Journalism
English

Mark Danner is longtime journalist and writer who holds the Class of 1961 Distinguished Chair in Undergraduate Education at the University of California at Berkeley, teaching in both the Graduate School of Journalism and the Department of English. He writes about political violence, war, and American politics, mostly for The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, and teaches courses in foreign and war reporting and the realist and modernist novel.

Daniel J. Sargent

Associate Professor
History
Goldman School of Public Policy
Daniel J. Sargent is associate professor at the University of California, where he is jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Goldman School of Public Policy. He is a historian who specializes in U.S. foreign policy and the history of international relations. His research has explored how states and decision makers adapt to long-term changes in their international environments, including the historical advance of globalization. He is presently interested in how the United States has strived, over the long arc of its history, to constitute and sustain international order,...

Stephen Neal

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

Stephen Neal is an intellectual property lawyer of twenty years experience. He previously worked as an electric engineer developing evolutionary software. He is a candidate at the Goldman School for a Masters of Public Affairs to research climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. He also volunteers for election protection and voter right groups.

Karely Ordaz

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

Karely Ordaz is a public sector leader with close to a decade working for the public good in both local government and community-based organizations. She holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in American Studies with a concentration in Environment, Policy and Public Health. She was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. at age 4.

In her role as Chief of Staff at a community development corporation (CDC), she leads the organization’s policy and advocacy priorities focused on achieving social equity. Prior to that she worked for an anchor institution in San Francisco...

Kathryn White

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

For the past 18 months, I have been representing Accenture as a Fellow at the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, co-leading a consortia focused on blockchain & digital currency. I have worked for Accenture for 10 years across many emerging technology projects, including a rotation with an international development client. Currently, I work for Accenture's Blockchain and Multiparty Systems practice, focused on defining the future of money. I am passionate about ensuring that diverse voices are included in the next evolution of money and that the...

Natsumi Ohara

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

Natsumi Ohara is the Master of Public Affairs candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include defense policy, policy evaluation, international security policy and personnel management.

Aarij Bashir

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

Aarij has a decade of experience in the areas of international trade and investment attraction with a focus on the agri-food and ag-tech sector. Aarij also volunteers internationally on capacity building projects aimed at helping small and medium scale companies become export ready. Aarij's work has taken her to several countries that are off the beaten path such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Algeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar, among others.

Stephanie Jones-Rogers

Associate Professor of History
History

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses primarily upon women, slavery, and colonial and 19th-century legal and economic history. She is currently completing a book that reorients our understanding of the British Atlantic slave trade by centering the lives and experiences of free and captive women living on three continents in its telling.