Senior Research Scholar
Steven Kull is a senior research scholar at CISSM and director of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA). Kull directs the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), a joint program of COPA and CISSM, and the Program for Public Consultation, a joint program of COPA and the Maryland School of Public Policy. For the last 18 years he has conducted in-depth studies of public opinion on public policy issues. He has worked extensively with U.S. Congressional staffers, State Department officials, and officials at the United Nations to develop surveys that help policymakers gain greater insight into the public values and beliefs related to the public policy issues these policymakers deal with. He has consulted with or testified to the U.S. Congress, NATO, and the European Commission. He plays a central role in the BBC World Service Poll of global opinion and the polls of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His articles have appeared in Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy, Public Opinion Quarterly, Harpers, The Washington Post, and other publications. His most recent book, co-authored with I.M Destler, is Misreading the Public: The Myth of a New Isolationism (Brookings). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Association for Public Opinion Research.