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Bruce E. Cain


Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University

Bruce E. Cain is the Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and professor of political science at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the California Institute of Technology. From 1990 to 2007 he was director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and from 2005 to 2012 he was executive director of the UC Washington Center. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and has won several awards, including the Richard F. Fenno Prize for research, teaching awards at Caltech and at UC Berkeley, and the Zale Award for Outstanding Achievement in Policy Research and Public Service. He joined the PPIC Statewide Survey Advisory Committee in 2000. He holds a PhD from Harvard University, a B Phil from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA from Bowdoin College.