Security / Defense

Research Interest

Steven Weber

Professor
School of Information
Political Science

Steven Weber is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international politics, with a focus on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries and the impact of technology on national as well as international security.

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.