Please join us for a panel discussion regarding the current crisis situation in Syria with panelists RAND Political Scientist Dalia Dassa Kaye, Global Security Seminar Director Bennett Ramberg, and UCLA Political Science Professor Daniel Treisman. This panel will be moderated by UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
DALIA DASSA KAYE is the Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and a Senior Political Scientist at RAND. Before joining RAND, Dalia served as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Dutch Foreign Ministry in the policy planning division, specializing in transatlantic relations and Middle East policy. She taught at the University of Amsterdam and was a visiting scholar at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations. Dalia is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including a Brookings Institution research fellowship and The John W. Gardner Fellowship for Public Service. From 1998 to 2003, she served on the faculty at The George Washington University as an assistant professor of political science and international affairs. Dalia received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
BENNETT RAMBERG is a nationally recognized expert on nuclear weapons proliferation, terrorism and international politics. Over the years, he has been a foreign policy analyst and/or consultant to the Department of State (Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs), U.S. Senate, Nuclear Control Institute, Henry Stimson Center, Global Green and Committee to Bridge the Gap. His academic appointments have included positions at Princeton, Stanford, and UCLA. Currently Bennett is a Los Angeles-based writer, foreign policy consultant and businessman. He also directs the Global Security Seminar which brings together foreign policy experts residing in Los Angeles for monthly dinner meetings at the UCLA Faculty Center. Bennett received his J.D. from UCLA and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
DANIEL TREISMAN is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. His work focuses on the politics and political economy of Russia, and on comparative political economy (in particular, the determinants of good government and the politics of macroeconomic policy). His latest book is The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev, The Free Press, 2011.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
KAL RAUSTIALA is Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and Associate Vice Provost of the International Institute and International Studies. A professor at UCLA Law School, he holds a joint appointment with the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. Professor Raustiala has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, and was a fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He serves on the editorial boards of International Organization and the American Journal of International Law, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.