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 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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