UCLA experts: The Trump presidency

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President Donald Trump has taken a different approach to governing than previous presidents. UCLA has experts on these subjects and more, like the economy, trade and education. Click an expert’s name for a more detailed biography and contact information.

Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and health policy

Gerald Kominski

Kominski is director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor of public health. Kominski is an expert on the financial impact of alternative approaches to health care, the Affordable Care Act and health care reform.

Allison Hoffman

Hoffman is a professor in the UCLA School of Law and an expert on health care law and policy, including the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Jill Horwitz

Horwitz is a law professor and an expert on health policy, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and the legal regulation of health care organizations.

 

Immigration

Hiroshi Motomura

Motomura is a professor in the UCLA School of Law and an expert on immigration and citizenship law.

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Suárez-Orozco is the Wasserman Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and an expert on mass migration and the growing U.S. immigrant majority, globalization and education.

Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda

Hinojosa-Ojeda is an associate professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and an expert on immigration and immigrants in the United States with a focus on labor markets.

 

Foreign policy

Daniel Treisman

Treisman is a professor of political science and an expert on Russia, Russian politics and Russian government. Treisman’s book “After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia” demonstrated how Moscow’s policy of fiscally appeasing crisis-prone regions helped Russia avoid disintegration.

Aslı Bâli

Bâli is a law professor and an expert on terrorism and international law, nuclear non-proliferation and the Iran deal, human rights and Turkey.

Cindy Fan

Fan is a professor of geography and Asian American studies and an expert on China. Fan’s research has focused on population policy, labor migration, marriage migration, regional development, spatial and social inequality, gender and cities in China.

Steven Spiegel

Spiegel is a professor of political science and director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development. He is an expert on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and with Israel.

Dominic Thomas

Thomas, the Madeleine L. Letessier Professor in French and Francophone Studies, is an expert on France and Western Europe.

 

Administrative law and separation of powers

Jon Michaels

Michaels is a professor in the UCLA School of Law and an expert on how government is designed to work, privatization of government, presidential powers, bureaucracy and regulation and he can comment on topics like conflicts of interest and executive orders.

Mark Peterson

Peterson is a professor of public policy and political science and specializes in the interactions among the presidency, Congress and interest groups.

 

Criminal justice

Joanna Schwartz

Schwartz, professor in the UCLA School of Law, is an expert on police misconduct, police accountability and has examined lawsuits against police departments alleging misconduct.

Lisa Holder

Holder is a lecturer in the UCLA School of Law and an expert on criminal defense law and police misconduct and police accountability.

 

Environmental policy

Peter Kareiva

Kareiva is the director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and an expert on how human activities affect climate change and the environment. Kareiva can discuss the cabinet nominees’ stances on climate change, and the proposed cabinet’s implications for environmental policy and the Paris accords.

Ann Carlson

Carlson, professor in the UCLA School of Law, is an authority on constitutional questions affecting environmental law and policy, including the division of regulatory authority between states and the federal government on greenhouse gas emissions.

Cara Horowitz

Horowitz is co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law an expert on legal and policy solutions to climate change and related environmental issues.

Ted Parson

Parson, a professor in the UCLA School of Law, is an expert on international environmental law and policy.

 

Trade

Christopher Tang

Tang is a distinguished professor in the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an expert on international trade, the global supply chain, retailing, outsourcing and business in Asia.

Felipe Caro

Caro is an associate professor in the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an expert on competition in the global supply chain and international trade.
 

Economy

David Shulman

David Shulman is a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast and an expert on the economy and financial markets.

Jerry Nickelsburg

Nickelsburg is senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast and an expert on economic conditions in the United States, California and also Asia.

 

Education

Tyrone Howard

Howard is a professor of education and an expert on race and education and in particular the influence of racial and cultural differences on teaching and learning, particularly in urban schools, and how these differences affect the way teachers and students interact.

John Rogers

Rogers is a professor of education and an expert on issues related to equal access to education, parental and community involvement in schools, urban education and the role of race in education.

Pedro Noguera

Noguera is a distinguished professor of education and an expert on urban schools, race and education, and student achievement.