UCLA Political Scientist Richard D. Anderson

People Don’t Realize How Circumspect Putin Is

Richard D. Anderson has been a professor of political science at UCLA since 1989 and is the author of multiple books, including Discourse, Dictators and Democrats: Russia’s Place in a Global Process. Previously, he worked as an intelligence analyst, a Pentagon contractor, and a staffer at the Central Intelligence Agency before he left for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 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, …

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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 …

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 …