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Lydia Walker

Lydia Walker

Graduate Student Associate; Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: International and diplomatic history; insurgency and intervention; international institutions, Cold War US foreign policy; modern South Asia; and modern Southern Africa.

Kirsty Walker

Kirsty Walker

Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Center for History and Economics. PhD in History, University of Cambridge.

Research interests: The processes of cross-cultural interaction and ideas of hybridity in colonial and postcolonial Asia.

(617) 495-5296

Stephen M. Walt

Faculty Associate. Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: International relations theory; security studies; US foreign policy; Middle East politics; and research methods.

(617) 495-5712
Heng Wang

Heng Wang

Predoctoral Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Peking University.

Research interests: Political legitimacy in East Asian countries; and political promotion in contemporary China.

Jason Warner

Jason Warner

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of African and African American Studies and Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: How the efficacy of international organizations in the Global South, especially in Africa, affects both the grand strategies of great powers as well as the nature of the international system.

Mary C. Waters

Faculty Associate. M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Immigration; inter-group relations; the formation of racial and ethnic identity among the children of immigrants; and challenges of measuring race and ethnicity.

(617) 495-3947

James L. Watson

Faculty Associate. John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society; Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: China and Hong Kong; globalism; diasporas; migration; food systems; and post-Socialist and late-Communist cultures.

(617) 495-1415
Benjamin Weber

Benjamin Weber

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

Research interests: Convict labor at territorial and overseas US prisons at the turn of the twentieth century.

Jonathan Weigel

Jonathan Weigel

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate in Political Economy and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: The economic and political legacies of precolonial and colonial states in Central Africa.

Kirsten Weld

Kirsten Weld

Faculty Associate (on leave 2014–2015). Assistant Professor, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American history; US-Latin American relations; social movements; and the politics of memory, archival access, and history writing.

(617) 495-4360
Eric Werker

Eric Werker

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit; Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Foreign aid; economic development; emerging markets and private-sector development; and Liberia.

(617) 496-4594
Martin K. Whyte

Martin K. Whyte

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2015). John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contemporary social life in China; the post-Socialist transition; comparative family systems; and the sociology of development.

(617) 495-9853