About Michael M. Bechtel | Michael R. Cannon
Michael M. Bechtel is Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Institute for Political Science and European Affairs at the University of Cologne. His research explores how countries can address global economic and environmental sustainability problems. Bechtel’s projects analyze mass support for international climate cooperation, the politics of natural disasters, and policy responses to economic crises. His articles have appeared in journals such as American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, International Organization, Nature Climate Change, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Bechtel is a first-generation college student and held appointments at ETH Zurich, University of St. Gallen, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Michael R. Cannon is the former Executive Vice Chancellor & General Counsel of Washington University in St. Louis, a former partner in two Washington, D.C. law firms with a general commercial law counseling and litigation practice, and a former federal prosecutor of public official corruption cases. Cannon graduated from Yale Law School after taking a B.Litt. in Politics from Oxford University which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship where his research focused on international affairs and United Nations peacekeeping missions, and an A.B. degree in Economics from Washington University.