Kal Raustiala is professor of law and global studies at UCLA and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. Before moderating a discussion of why it’s so difficult to stop and prevent genocide, he talked steak, spice, surfing, and swords in the Zócalo green room.
How do you like your steak?
What keeps you up at night?
What weapon would you choose in a zombie apocalypse?
A big sword.
What’s the strangest job you’ve ever had?
Classic car show judge.
Hot, medium, or mild?
What does it take to get you out on a dance floor?
What’s your greatest extravagance?
My kids’ school.
If you had one more hour in the day, how would you use it?
What’s the ugliest piece of furniture you own?
My wife is really tasteful. We don’t have a lot of ugly furniture. I’ll pass on that one.
What’s your hidden talent?
That presumes I have a talent. I don’t really have a hidden talent. What do other people say?