Rachel Gillum is a PhD candidate in political science at Stanford University, where she specializes in American Politics and International Relations. Her dissertation examines Muslim American political and social integration using large-n survey and experimental methods, as well as ethnographic interviews of Muslim communities and elites around the United States. Rachel also has written several papers on public opinion in the Islamic world, focusing in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Since early 2010, Rachel has served as the Chief Editor and lead research assistant for Dr. Martha Crenshaw's "Mapping Militant Organizations" project, which traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop between them over time.
Jonathan Chu is a PhD candidate specializing in international relations and comparative politics. His research interests include authoritarian governments, human rights, and the laws of war/wartime conduct.
In the 2013-2014 academic year, Jonathan will be a teaching assistant for the courses International Security in a Changing World (PS 114S/314S - Winter) and War and Peace in American Foreign Policy (PS 110D/Y - Spring).
Kara is a PhD candidate with interests in comparative politics, international relations, and research methodology. Her current projects focus on ethnic and sub-ethnic identity, authoritarian institutions, democratization, and foreign aid, with particular emphasis on Central Asia and the former Soviet Union.
Michael Tomz is Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Tomz has published in the fields of international relations, American politics, comparative politics, and statistical methods. He is the author of Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries and numerous articles in political science and economics journals.
Condoleezza Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, professor of political economy in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and professor of political science at Stanford University.
From January 2005 to 2009, she served as the 66th secretary of state of the United States. Before serving as America’s chief diplomat, she served as assistant to the president for national security affairs (national security adviser) from January 2001 to 2005.
Kenneth A. Schultz is professor of political science at Stanford University. His research examines international conflict and conflict resolution, with a particular focus on the domestic political influences on foreign policy choices. He is the author of Democracy and Coercive Diplomacy and World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions (with David Lake and Jeffry Frieden), as well as numerous articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. He was the recipient the 2003 Karl Deutsch Award, given by the International Studies Association, and a 2011 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, awarded by Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. He received his PhD in political science from Stanford University.
Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. He also serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Global Nuclear Future Initiative. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University. From 1984 to 1985, he served as special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Sagan has also served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense and at the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Stephen Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Studies, and the deputy director of FSI. A former director of CDDRL, Krasner is also an FSI senior fellow, and a fellow of the Hoover Institution.
From February 2005 to April 2007 he served as the Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department. While at the State Department, Krasner was a driving force behind foreign assistance reform designed to more effectively target American foreign aid. He was also involved in activities related to the promotion of good governance and democratic institutions around the world.
Phillip Lipscy is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He is also The Thomas Rohlen Center Fellow, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. His fields of research include international and comparative political economy, international security, and the politics of East Asia, particularly Japan.