Steering Committee

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
Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies,
Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Culture, inequality, and boundaries; racism, race, and immigration; definitions of excellence in higher education; comparative sociology; and contemporary sociological theory.

(617) 495-5689
Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Globalization; economic growth and development; and political economy.

(617) 495-9454
Beth A. Simmons

Beth A. Simmons

Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: International relations; international political economy; international law; and international human rights law compliance.

(617) 495-1913