Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

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
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
Bart Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Nationalism; populism; political discourse; symbolic aspects of political institutions; and computational and relational methods in cultural and political sociology.

(617) 496-5029
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.

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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
Theodore J. Gilman

Theodore J. Gilman

Executive Director; Executive Committee.

Research interests: Comparative and international politics of Japan and East Asia; urban politics and revitalization; disaster preparedness …

(617) 495-2125
Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: The discourse and political economy of Japan’s “lost decades” of the 1990s and 2000s.

(617) 495-3220
Peter A. Hall

Peter A. Hall

Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: US-Europe relations; the European community; comparative political economy; and comparative public-policy making.

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Alicia G. Harley

Alicia G. Harley

Executive Committee; Graduate Student Associate; Hartley R. Rogers Dissertation Completion Fellow. PhD Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Policies, technologies, and programs that benefit the rural poor.

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