People

Erin A. Baggott

Erin A. Baggott

Graduate Student Associate; Fellow, Program on Global Society and Security. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: International relations; security studies; China; and Africa.

Ahmad Balal

Ahmad Balal

Fellow. Consul General of Pakistan to Hong Kong and Macao; Head of Mission, Taiwan Affairs.

Research interests: The socio-cultural, political, economic, legal, and historic aspects of religious fundamentalism in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

(617) 495-2114
Robert J. Barro

Robert J. Barro

Faculty Associate. Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: The interplay between religion and political economy; and the impact of rare disasters on asset markets and macroeconomic activity.

(617) 495-3203

Muhammet Bas

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: International relations; political methodology and applied formal theory; and the link between regime type and levels of uncertainty in international crises.

(617) 495-4765

Marco Basile

Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University; JD Candidate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: The relationship between American law and international and foreign law, 1700 to the present.

Robert H. Bates

Robert H. Bates

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political economy of development, particularly in Africa; and violence and state failure.

(617) 496-0919

Matthew Baum

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate, WCFIA. Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications; Professor of Public Policy, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Domestic sources of foreign policy; influence of mass media and public opinion on democratic conflict behavior; and variations in democratic electoral institutions.

617-495-1291
Sven Beckert

Sven Beckert

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: United States history; comparative and international political economy; and the global history of cotton in the nineteenth century.

(617) 495-0697
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Impact of European integration on economic inequality and the welfare state; the evolution of the network structure of international organizations; and the social determinants of health inequalities.

(617) 495-3895

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of African American Religions, Harvard Divinity School.

Research interests: Ethnography of transnational religions; African diaspora religious studies; transnational feminisms; anthropology of media and the internet; postcolonial and critical theory; anthropology of the Caribbean and Latin America; media, film, and cultural studies; and race, gender, and sexuality.

(617) 384-8096
Stefan Beljean

Stefan Beljean

Research Fellow, Canada Program. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Evaluation and performance measures; and sociology of culture and organizations.

Andrew Bellisari

Andrew Bellisari

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

Research interests: Comparing the logistics of French decolonization and the on-the-ground negotiations that took place between French officials and locals over the fate of objects and material culture as empire came to a close in the postwar period.

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; PhD, Department of Social Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political and historical anthropology; maritime aspect of Israeli-Palestinian history; and post-World War II region formation in the Mediterranean.

(617) 496-3821