Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

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
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
Mary C. Brinton

Mary C. Brinton

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

Research interests: Gender stratification; labor market organization; education; economic sociology; and Japanese society.

(617) 384-9668
William C. Clark

William C. Clark

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Science and sustainable development; social learning in international affairs; and institutions linking scientific knowledge and political action in the global environment.

(617) 495-3981
Jorge I. Domínguez

Jorge I. Domínguez

Chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Research interests: International and domestic politics in Latin America.

(617) 495-5982
Grzegorz Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert

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

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

(617) 495-2568
Jeffry A. Frieden

Jeffry A. Frieden

Acting Center Director (2014–2015); Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Politics of international monetary and financial relations.

(617) 496-2386
Peter A. Hall

Peter A. Hall

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

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

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J. Bryan Hehir

J. Bryan Hehir

Senior Adviser; 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
Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Director-Designate (2014–2015); Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2014–2015).
Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of 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) 496-0645
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government; Harvard College Professor, Harvard University.

Research interests: Latin American politics; parties and party systems; and democracy and democratization.

(617) 495-9997

Charles S. Maier

Senior Adviser; Faculty Associate. Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern European history; US-Europe relations; political economy; and world history projects.

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