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.

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, 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, Director, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs & Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs, Professor of Economics and Management

Levinsohn heads the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the home of Yale University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Global Affairs.  He is also the co-Chair of the University Budget Committee, the university-wide committee advising the Provost on budgetary matters. In the classroom, Levinsohn teaches in both the Global Affairs programs as well as at the School of Management.

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.