Jeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Ford-Dorsey Director of African Studies at Stanford University. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C.
David D. Laitin is the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, and then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Somalia and Grenada, where he became national tennis champion in 1970. Back in the US, he received his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley, working under the direction of Ernst Haas and Hanna Pitkin.