Steven KullSteven Kull, Director
Steven Kull is a political psychologist and is director of the Program for Public Consultation, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. For two decades, he has conducted in-depth studies of public opinion on public policy issues, in the United States and around the world. He directs the international polling project, a collaboration of research centers from around the world and has played a central role in the BBC World Service Poll of global opinion.

Kull has worked extensively with officials in the U.S. Congress, the State Department, and the United Nations to develop surveys that help policymakers gain greater insight into the public values and beliefs on policy issues. He has testified to Congress, and conducted briefings for NATO, the UN and the European Commission.

Sought after by journalists seeking information on public attitudes on public policy, Kull has been regularly quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today. He has appeared on NBC News, CBS News, CNN, PBS Newshour, BBC, NPR and many other broadcast outlets.

His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Harper’s Magazine, Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy, Public Opinion Quarterly and many other publications.

Clay Ramsay, Research Director
Clay Ramsay is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, University of Maryland. He has worked on innovating approaches and methods in public opinion surveys since the early 1990s. 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 University Press).

Rich Robinson, Communications Director
Rich Robinson is a media professional with more than 20 years of agency, campaign and DC advocacy experience. Before coming to Washington, he had a successful career in Hollywood as a publicist, journalist and Emmy-winning television producer. He studied journalism at Central Michigan University.

Evan Lewis, Senior Research Associate
Evan Lewis is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland. His research interests 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. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science at the University of Colorado and his Master’s degree in International Relations and Political Economy at The American University.


Antje Williams, Research Assistant
Antje Williams received her Master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security from the School of International Service at The American University in 2015. Her focuses include defense, foreign policy, and political processes.