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Anna Spain Bradley

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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The work of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion is about ensuring that every person is seen, valued and treated with dignity. It is how we honor our shared humanity.

Anna Spain Bradley is the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. As UCLA’s chief diversity officer, she leads and advances campus strategies for enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion and oversees the university’s mechanisms for upholding civil rights protections. An expert in international law and human rights, Vice Chancellor Spain Bradley is the author of Human Choice in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and Global Racism (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) in addition to numerous scholarly publications. Her current research concerns global mechanisms to combat racism and promote human rights. She serves as a legal expert to the United Nations on these matters. Prior to joining UCLA, Vice Chancellor Spain Bradley served as Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity (2017-2020) and a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. She previously practiced international law as an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser where she received two Meritorious Honor Awards for her work representing the U.S. before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague and as a delegate to the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva. In 2021, she was elected as a Vice President of the American Society of International Law, having previously served on the Executive Council. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International. In 2018, she was one of four educators in the nation to receive the OZY Educator Award. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Denison University.

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