Michael Desch is Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Science and founding Director of the International Security Center at the University of Notre Dame. He has worked on the staff of a U.S. Senator, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the Department of State, and in the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service. His most recent book is Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security (Princeton University Press, 2019).
John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He also directs the Korea Law Center, the California Constitution Center, and the Law School’s Program in Public Law and Policy. An expert on executive power and the Constitution, his most recent books include Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War (Encounter, 2017) (with Jeremy Rabkin) and Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare (Oxford University Press, 2014).