Anna Spain Bradley

Author, DEI Expert


Anna Spain Bradley is a higher education leader and an expert in DEI and human rights. A Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, she currently also serves as Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer for the university community of almost 100,000 students and employees. With her dynamic experience in advancing an inclusive academic mission, C-Suite executive decision making, demonstrated diversity, equity and inclusion impact, and civil rights compliance, Spain Bradley is a frequent keynote speaker for a variety of audiences. She is the author of two books: Human Choice in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and International Dispute Resolution (Carolina Academic Press, 2021, co-editor) in addition to numerous research publications. Today, she is writing her third book, Global Racism (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), articulating racism as a violation of human rights requiring global solutions. She has served as a legal expert to the United Nations on these matters. Prior to the start of her academic career, she was a U.S. delegate to the United Nations and an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State where she earned two Meritorious Honor Awards for her service. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Vice President (and former Executive Council member) of the American Society of International Law, a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International, and a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. She is the recipient of the ASIL Francis Lieber Prize, the Gamm Justice Award, and the OZY Educator Award. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Denison University. 

TOPICS: Law, Race, Higher Education