Graduate Students

Bronwyn Lewis Friscia

Contact Information

Office  3286 Bunche Hall


M.S. in Statistics, UCLA (expected 2017) M.Sc. in Comparative Politics, The London School of Economics and Political Science (2011, Graduation with Merit) B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, Duke University (2008, Magna Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa)

Fields of Study

International Relations (Environmental Cooperation); Methodology


My research is on the political economy of environmental cooperation. I am especially interested in how economic globalization interacts with international political cooperation on climate change mitigation. I am currently exploring how development is related to country-level production and consumption of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as how notions of fairness interact with political context and economic cost in determining popular support for international climate agreements among U.S. citizens.

Grants and Awards

Bradley Fellowship (2016, 2015, 2013)

UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship (2013-14)

UCLA Graduate Summer Research (2013, 2012)



Michael Ross (Chair), James DeNardo, Leslie Johns, Edward Parson



Lewis, Bronwyn. "Nixon, Vietnam, and Audience Costs." H-Diplo/ISSF Forum, No. 3 (2014) on "Audience Costs and the Vietnam War." Appeared alongside "Kennedy, Vietnam, and Audience Costs by Marc Trachtenberg, accompanied by peer reviews by Richard K. Betts, Robert Jervis, Frederik Logevall, and John Mearsheimer.