Michael Thies
Chair, Global Studies and International & Area Studies Interdepartmental Programs
Political Science, Global Studies, International and Area Studies

Michael Thies, Associate Professor in the Political Science Department. His most recent book publication is Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Restructuring. (Princeton University Press, 2010). He is Chair of the International & Area Studies as well as the Global Studies Academic Programs at UCLA and teaches courses on comparative politics, Japanese poltitics, and constitutional design.