Sasha Issenberg, Washington correspondent for The Monocle, a magazine covering global affairs, business culture and design, will discuss his 2012 book The Victory Lab: the Secret Science of Winning Elections, which shows how political campaigns have been transformed by innovations in data, analytics, and behavioral psychology. While at UCLA, Mr. Issenberg is writing a book on marriage equality to be published by Crown/Random House, The Engagement: A Quarter-Century of Defending, Defining, and expanding Marriage in America that documents the political, legal, and social history of the battles over gay marriage in the United States. In addition, Mr. Issenberg is co-teaching a Fiat Lux undergraduate course, Victory Lab, Exploring the Mechanics of Modern Campaigns with Lynn Vavreck of the Political Science Department. Mr. Issenberg has held editorial and reporting positions for George, Philadelphia Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Slate. He has also published articles in a wide range of major publications including the New York Times Magazine, New York, the Atlantic, and the Washington Monthly. He is also the author of The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of Modern Delicacy (Gotham/Penguin, 2007), which describes how sushi went from a street snack to a major global commodity in less than a decade. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics in 2013. He is a 2002 graduate of Swarthmore College.