Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

Lisa Berkman

Lisa Berkman

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology; Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Research interests: Examining the role of social conditions and social and economic policies in shaping patterns of population health and aging.

(617) 495-8498
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; religion and ethnicity; governance and welfare by public, private, and non-state actors; and Middle East politics.

(617) 495-9849
John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology; Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies,
Harvard University.

Research interests: Crime, policing, and the state; democracy and difference; and postcolonial politics and law in South Africa.

(617) 496-2658
Grzegorz Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia; and patterns of transformations in the post-Communist world.

(617) 495-4303 x213
Caroline Elkins

Caroline Elkins

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies; Professor of History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies,
Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Late colonial Kenya and the Mau Mau emergency; postconflict resolution; violence and memory; Christianity; and empire.

(617) 495-2568
J. Bryan Hehir

J. Bryan Hehir

Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School; Secretary for Health and Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston.

Research interests: Ethics of intervention; politics and ethics of nonproliferation; empirical-normative status of sovereignty; and the role of religion in world politics.

(617) 384-7776