Ivan Perkins studies law and international affairs, and has also practiced labor and employment law for several years in Los Angeles. His book, Vanishing Coup: The Pattern of World History Since 1310, has been published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Perkins earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley. After receiving his Ph.D., he received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and served as Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review.
Perkins’ current research interests center on labor law and the historical evolution of labor unions, as well as ongoing efforts to promote rule-of-law institutions in developing nations. Publications in the latter area include “Illuminating Corruption Pathways: Modifying the FCPA’s ‘Grease Payment’ Exception to Galvanize Anti-Corruption Movements in Developing Nations,” 21 Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law 325 (2013).