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Anna Spain Bradley

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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My passion for this work comes from my human rights experience and is rooted in the foundational principle of dignity…that every person has inherent value and deserves to be treated as such.

Anna Spain Bradley is the vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of California, Los Angeles. As UCLA’s chief diversity officer, she leads and advances strategies for enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion and oversees the university’s mechanisms for upholding civil rights protections. Spain Bradley also provides strategic advice and engagement on university matters as a member of UCLA’s senior leadership team.

Spain Bradley is also professor of law at the UCLA School of Law specializing in international law and human rights. Her current research focuses on global understandings of racism as a violation of human rights, which is the topic of her forthcoming book Global Racism (forthcoming, Oxford University Press), informed by her recent service as a legal expert to the United Nations on these matters. She is also the author of Human Choice in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and International Dispute Resolution: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press, with Mary Ellen O’Connell and Amy J. Cohen, 2021) in addition to numerous scholarly publications. 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. She is a recipient of the 2014 American Society of International Law’s Francis Lieber Award for excellence in scholarship. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Denison University.

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