Security / Defense

Research Interest

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.

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.

Carlos Schmidt-Padilla

Graduate Student
Political Science

Carlos Schmidt-Padilla is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests encompass the political economy of development of Latin America and of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, he studies questions concerning crime, human capital, immigration, and policing under weak institutional settings.

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.

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.

Bethany L. Goldblum

Associate Research Engineer

Bethany L. Goldblum is an Associate Research Engineer in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the executive director of the Nuclear Science & Security Consortium at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a staff scientist in the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Goldblum studies fundamental and applied nuclear physics, proliferation detection, and nuclear weapons policy.

Karl van Bibber

Professor
Nuclear Engineering

Karl Van Bibber is Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies basic and applied nuclear science, particle astrophysics, and accelerator science and technology.

Janet Napolitano

Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy

Janet Napolitano is a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She served as the twentieth president of the University of California, from 2013 to 2020, and Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013. She is a former two-term Governor of Arizona, a former Attorney General of Arizona, and a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.

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.