Steven Kull, Director of
the Center on Policy Attitudes, is a political psychologist specializing
in the study of public and elite attitudes on public policy issues.
He founded COPA in 1992. His most recent book, co-authored with I.M.
Destler, is Misreading the Public: The Myth of a New Isolationism
(Brookings Institution Press, 1999). Dr. Kull has been interviewed
on CNN, NBC, BBC, NPR, the PBS series "Great Decisions,"
C-SPAN, Monitor Radio, the Defense Monitor, News Talk TV, the award-winning
documentary "Faces of the Enemy" and other radio and TV
news programs. He regularly gives briefings for Congress, the State
Department, NATO, the UN and the EU. In the 1980s, as a fellow at
the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford
University, he carried out a study which resulted in his book, Minds
at War: Nuclear Reality and the Inner Conflicts of Defense Policymakers
(Basic Books). Later, he carried out a study of Soviet 'new thinking'
, publishing his findings as Burying Lenin: The Revolution in Soviet
Ideology and Foreign Policy (Westview Press). He was a SSRC MacArthur
Fellow and has taught at Stanford University. His articles have appeared
in Foreign Policy, Harper's, Public Opinion Quarterly, The Washington
Post and The Christian Science Monitor. Dr. Kull is a faculty member
at the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, and a member
of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Association for
Public Opinion Research.
Clay Ramsay, COPA Research Director
and CISSM fellow, has been with COPA since 1992. With a background
in history and psychology, he has focused on the study of ideology
and mass psychology. He received his Ph.D. in history from Stanford
University, has taught at Oberlin College, and is the author of The
Ideology of the Great Fear (Johns Hopkins, 1992).
Evan Scot Lewis, is a Research
Associate at COPA. He received his Bachelors Degree at the University
of Colorado and his Masters Degree at The American University. As
a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Maryland, his research interest
have focused on international relations, political economy, and the
politics of land use management in Colorado and Maryland. He was a
Harrison Fellow and has taught at both the University of Maryland
and George Washington University.
Abe Medoff is Research Assistant/Office Manager at PIPA. He holds an MA in Security Policy Studies and a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
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