New York Times Editorial Board Member Carol Giacomo

He Takes Me in His Arms and Starts to Dance in the Streets in Pyongyang

Carol Giacomo is a foreign and defense policy writer and a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. Previously, she covered foreign policy and traveled over 1 million miles to more than 100 countries with eight secretaries of state as diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, D.C. Before taking part in a Zócalo/UCLA Downtown event, “Is America Enabling Autocrats to Run the World?,” at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in downtown Los Angeles, she spoke in the Zócalo green room about back channels, having …

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UCLA Law Professor Kal Raustiala

Lawyers Care More About Fixing the World; Political Scientists Just Want to Understand It

Kal Raustiala is a professor at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. Since 2007 he has served as …

The Economist Political Editor and Author Adrian Wooldridge

I Don’t Call Myself a Capitalist; I Don’t Hang Out With Rich People

Adrian Wooldridge is the political editor of The Economist and writer of the magazine’s “Bagehot” column, which focuses on British life and politics. He’s also the author or co-author of …

University of Chicago Law School Professor Justin Driver

I Have Enormous Respect for Public School Teachers

Justin Driver is the Harry N. Wyatt professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School and author of The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the …

UCLA School of Law Professor Adam Winkler

I Think America Is Really Held Back by Federalism

Adam Winkler is a professor and constitutional specialist at UCLA School of Law, and the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, a finalist for …

The Wall Street Journal Supreme Court Reporter Jess Bravin

The Fact That Squeaky Fromme Is a Fanatic Doesn’t Mean Aspects of Her Character Aren’t Illuminating

Jess Bravin covers the U.S. Supreme Court for The Wall Street Journal, and is the author of The Terror Courts, an award-winning account of military trials at Guantanamo Bay, and …