People

Rawi E. Abdelal

Rawi E. Abdelal

Faculty Associate. Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: International political economy; nationalism and foreign economic policy; international relations among post-Soviet states; globalization; capital flows; and international organization.

(617) 495-7853
Greg  Afinogenov

Greg Afinogenov

Graduate Student Associate; Samuel P. Huntington Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Espionage and other forms of intelligence gathering in eighteenth-century Russia and the Qing Empire.

Asad A. Ahmed

Asad A. Ahmed

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Social Anthropology Program, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Legal and historical anthropology; colonialism and postcolonialism; Muslim societies; secularism and religion; ethnography of the state; Muslim nationalism in Pakistan; and South Asian history.

(617) 496-8355
Safia Aidid

Safia Aidid

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Northeast Africa (Somalia and Ethiopia); nationalism and popular politics; state formation; borderlands; gender, sexuality and ethnicity; and historical methodology and ethnography.

Mitra  Akhtari

Mitra Akhtari

Graduate Student Associate; Dissertation Writing Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political economy; development economics; and economics of education.

(617) 495-4488
Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: West African history; Islam in sub-Saharan Africa; comparative slavery; social history of alcohol; ecology; social history; and cultural history.

(617) 496-3684
Neil  Alacha

Neil Alacha

Undergraduate Associate; Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Fellow. Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard College.

Research interests: The construction of “human rights” in Jordan by interactions between local and international actors.

Laura Alfaro

Laura Alfaro

Faculty Associate. Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Capital markets; economics; foreign direct investment; globalization; and international finance.

(617) 495-7981
William P. Alford

William P. Alford

Faculty Associate. Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies; Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies; Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD), Harvard Law School.

Research interests: Chinese legal affairs; US-East Asian relations; international trade; and the legal profession.

(617) 495-4693
Graham T.  Allison, Jr.

Graham T. Allison, Jr.

Faculty Associate. Douglas Dillon Professor of Government; Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests:  United States foreign policy; preventing “loose nukes” in Russia; promoting democratization and marketization in Russia; and US-Russian-European relations.

(617) 496-6099
Muhamed H. Almaliky

Dr. Muhamed H. Almaliky

Associate. Physician, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Director, Iraqi American Institute.

Research interests: Postwar Iraq's democratization, state-building, and foreign policy directions, focusing on Iraq-US relations; the intersection of medicine, politics, and international relations.

(617) 495-4920
James E. Alt

James E. Alt

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2016). Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative political economy; and interaction of voters, political parties, institutions, financial markets, and fiscal policies in industrial democracies.

(617) 495-2184
Hanna  Amanuel

Hanna Amanuel

Undergraduate Associate; Rogers Family Research Fellow. Department of Anthropology, Harvard College.

Research interests: Female genital cutting and women’s rights’ agendas in Eritrea.

Birthe Anders

Birthe Anders

Fritz Thyssen Fellow, Program on Transatlantic Relations. PhD, Department of War Studies, King's College London.

Research interests: Nonstate actors in conflict, particularly private military, security companies, and nongovernmental organizations; civil-military relations; and international humanitarian law.

(617) 496-8864