Mario L. Barnes is the Toni Rembe Dean of the University of Washington School of Law and a nationally recognized scholar for his research on the legal and social implications of race and gender, primarily in the areas of employment, education, criminal and military law.
Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he served as Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences.
Tasha Fairfield holds a Ph.D in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her comparative politics research analyzes the political economy of inequality, the politics of policy formulation, and business-state relations in Latin America. Her methodological research examines the Bayesian logic of inference in qualitative social science.
Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, Ph.D. was born in Aleppo-Syria and migrated to the United States after finishing medical school. He obtained a Ph.D. in Research Inquiry Methodology in Social Sciences from Indiana University School of Education. Currently, he is a practicing family physician and a faculty member at the University of Washington. Morhaf will present his methodology to interviewing 40 cancer patient experiences, including his experience with a lung cancer diagnosis in 2016.