Team directory: L

Team directory: L

ISPS Director's Fellow 2022

Julianna Lai, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Julianna Lai is a senior in the Ethics, Politics, & Economics program concentrating in histories and theories of social oppression. She’s an advocate for treating gender and racial inequalities as asset-building issues and hopes to research the effects of racial capitalism and barriers to mobility on the functioning of democratic institutions. She has worked in both local and international development for the City of New Haven, the United Nations in Burma, and in the private sector.

Helene Landemore

Hélène Landemore, Professor of Political Science

Hélène is Professor of Political Science (with a specialization in political theory). Her research and teaching interests include democratic theory, political epistemology, theories of justice, the philosophy of social sciences (particularly economics), constitutional processes and theories, and workplace democracy.

Joseph LaPalombara

Joseph LaPalombara, Arnold Wolfers Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Professor Emeritus of Management

Joseph LaPalombara is the Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Management Emeritus, and a Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Comparative Research. He is a member of the American and the Connecticut Academies of Arts and Sciences, and has held fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Twentieth Century Fund, the Social Science Research Council and the Fulbright Program.

Stephen Latham

Stephen Latham, Director Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; Senior Lecturer Political Science; Lecturer School of Management

Stephen R. Latham became Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics in 2011, having been Deputy Director since 2008.  For the previous nine years, he had been Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Quinnipiac University School of Law; during that time, he also taught business ethics at the Yale School of Management each year. Before entering academia full-time, Latham served as Director of Ethics Standards at the American Medical Association, and as secretary to its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, 2022

Paul Lendway,

Paul Lendway is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in political science at Yale University studying inequality, populism, and social movements. His research has been published in the Yale Journal of International Affairs, and he has presented his research at a wide range of organizations, including the American Political Science Association, the College of William and Mary, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. As an ISPS Policy Fellow, he will explore the social-psychological microfoundations of how populist appeals affect public policy preferences. 

Jim Levinsohn

Jim Levinsohn, Dean, Jackson School of Global Affairs & Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs, Professor of Economics and Management

Professor James Levinsohn is the inaugural dean of the Jackson School and in that capacity he oversees the Global Affairs major in Yale College, the Global Affairs MPP and MAS programs, and the Yale World Fellows Program. Outside of Yale, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has consulted for many government and non-governmental organizations as well as many multinational corporations.

Demar Lewis, Grad Policy Fellow

Demar Lewis,

Demar Lewis is a PhD student in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale. Broadly, Demar is interested in analyzing how communities that have experienced historical and contemporary forms of violence—as a consequence of structural racism and/or state-sanctioning—are associated with communities where trauma, crime, and social inequities are most resilient today. His research focuses on investigating the national phenomena of 19th and 20th Century U.S. lynchings and 21st Century fatal police-citizen encounters.

ISPS Director's Fellow

Diego Lopez, ISPS Director's Fellow

Diego Lopez is a sophomore in Berkeley College, majoring in Political Science and American Studies. He is from sunny Los Angeles, California, and is interested in pursuing policy related to the labor and voting rights of marginalized Latinx communities. Coming from a predominantly immigrant and low-income community, Diego is passionate about advocating for Latino civil and political rights. As a Human Rights Scholar at Yale Law School, his research focuses on social policy targeting undocumented Latinx individuals in the United States.