David G. Victor is a professor at the University of California, San Diego, in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation. Previously he ran Stanford’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and was a professor at Stanford Law School. His current research examines when and how international law works. His books include Natural Gas and Geopolitics (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and The Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol (Princeton University Press, 2001, 2004). He received his AB from Harvard and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in political science.