Carnegie California
Carnegie California
About the Program

Carnegie California explores the role of subnational regions as global players, as well as the cross-cutting challenges related to Asia, technology, migration, democracy, and climate change.

Program experts

Ian Klaus

Founding Director, Carnegie California

Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar

President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Mark Baldassare

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Liliana Gamboa

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California; Sustainability, Climate, and Geopolitics Program

Kate Gordon

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Kiran Jain

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Holden Karnofsky

Visiting Scholar, Carnegie California

Scott Kohler

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Didi Kuo

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Nancy Kwak

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Kenji Kushida

Senior Fellow, Asia Program

Beatriz Magaloni

Nonresident Scholar, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program

Cecilia Hyunjung Mo

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Margaret Peters

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Ato Quayson

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Rob Reich

Visiting Scholar, Carnegie California

Micah Weinberg

Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie California

Scholars on Key Issues

Scholars on Key Issues

Aubra Anthony

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program

Aubra Anthony is a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at Carnegie, where she researches the human impacts of digital technology, specifically in emerging markets.

Dan Baer

Senior Vice President for Policy Research, Director, Europe Program

Dan Baer is senior vice president for policy research and director of the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Under President Obama, he was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)  and he also served deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Evan A. Feigenbaum

Vice President for Studies, Acting Director, Carnegie China

Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees its work in Washington, Beijing, New Delhi, and Singapore on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia. He served twice as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and advised two Secretaries of State and a former Treasury Secretary on Asia.

Francis Fukuyama

Nonresident Scholar, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program

Francis Fukuyama is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where his research focuses on democratization and international political economy.

Chung Min Lee

Senior Fellow, Asia Program

Chung Min Lee is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Asia Program. He is an expert on Korean and Northeast Asian security, defense, intelligence, and crisis management.

Matt Sheehan

Fellow, Asia Program

Matt Sheehan is a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on global technology issues, with a specialization in China’s artificial intelligence ecosystem.

Milan Vaishnav

Director and Senior Fellow, South Asia Program

Milan Vaishnav is a senior fellow and director of the South Asia Program and the host of the Grand Tamasha podcast at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior. He also conducts research on the Indian diaspora.

Alicia Wanless

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs, Director, Information Environment Project

Alicia Wanless is the director of the Information Environment Project.

Aubra Anthony

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program

Aubra Anthony is a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at Carnegie, where she researches the human impacts of digital technology, specifically in emerging markets.

Dan Baer

Senior Vice President for Policy Research, Director, Europe Program

Dan Baer is senior vice president for policy research and director of the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Under President Obama, he was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)  and he also served deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Evan A. Feigenbaum

Vice President for Studies, Acting Director, Carnegie China

Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees its work in Washington, Beijing, New Delhi, and Singapore on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia. He served twice as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and advised two Secretaries of State and a former Treasury Secretary on Asia.

Francis Fukuyama

Nonresident Scholar, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program

Francis Fukuyama is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where his research focuses on democratization and international political economy.

Chung Min Lee

Senior Fellow, Asia Program

Chung Min Lee is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Asia Program. He is an expert on Korean and Northeast Asian security, defense, intelligence, and crisis management.

Matt Sheehan

Fellow, Asia Program

Matt Sheehan is a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on global technology issues, with a specialization in China’s artificial intelligence ecosystem.

Milan Vaishnav

Director and Senior Fellow, South Asia Program

Milan Vaishnav is a senior fellow and director of the South Asia Program and the host of the Grand Tamasha podcast at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior. He also conducts research on the Indian diaspora.

Alicia Wanless

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs, Director, Information Environment Project

Alicia Wanless is the director of the Information Environment Project.

All Work from Carnegie California

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A Seminal Case for Climate Litigation

Climate change presents states with new obligations. Chile and Colombia are asking what those are.

· June 26, 2024
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The Impact of a Californian Ideology in Africa

How Silicon Valley ideologies about lean startups and nudge theory have shaped Africa’s development sector.

  • Andrea Pollio
· May 30, 2024
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Non-state Actors and Geopolitical Rivalry
April 30, 2024

Join the Carnegie Endowment for a discussion of how societies can manage the risks non-state actors pose as countries navigate challenges involving security, governance, and the well-being of their populations with Daniel Byman, Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar, Beatriz Magaloni, and Rachel Kleinfeld.

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How a Vision of Suburban Utopia Shaped California’s Asian Immigrant Communities

“Country living” became the way Asian immigrants pictured the ideal American life, but the reality was more complex.

· April 26, 2024
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The New Corridor Competition Between Washington and Beijing

How groundbreaking infrastructure projects will shape cities and geopolitics.

· April 12, 2024
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Climate Science, Policy, Fiction, and Narrative: Framing the Upcoming Special Report on Cities and Climate Change
April 2, 2024

On April 16, scientists, academics, and other experts will convene in Riga, Latvia, for the scoping meeting for the Special Report on Climate Change and Cities, to be included in the Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Key Takeaways From the California Primary Vote

Turnout, the top-two primary system, and Proposition 1 all offer insights into voters’ mindsets.

· March 28, 2024
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How Cities Use the Power of Public Procurement for Responsible AI

California’s local governments are transforming a traditionally mundane function into a strategic lever.

  • Ben Polsky
  • Leila Doty
· March 25, 2024
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How Californians Are Thinking About Their Super Tuesday Ballot Options

The state’s democracy innovations will be front and center, and some races will be closely watched as early indicators of possible November outcomes.

· March 4, 2024
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The Silicon Valley Model and Technological Trajectories in Context

The Silicon Valley model offers lessons for regions around the world as they look to grow their own startup ecosystems.

· January 9, 2024