Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

Director, Center for History and Economics; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Research interests: Transregional movement of people, ideas, and institutions; history of public health and poverty; the history of migration; environmental history; and South and Southeast Asia.

1 Bow Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5697
Julie Battilana

Julie Battilana

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Business Administration, Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Hybrid organizations that diverge from typical corporations and not-for-profits by combining aspects of both at their core. 

Morgan Hall 327
Soldiers Field Park
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-6113
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Angie M. Bautista-Chavez

Executive Committee; Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Domestic and international politics of immigration regulation and control.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K219
Cambridge, MA 02138
Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy.
Associate 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.

William James Hall 636
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 496-5029
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Melani Cammett

Acting Center Director (2019–2020); Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate.
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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

1737 Cambridge Street, K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
Steven Caton

Steven Caton

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Linguistics; cultural studies; gender; Yemeni poetics and politics; US men's movement; and water sustainability.

Tozzer Anthropology Building 318
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8355
p: (617) 495-1886
John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Senior Adviser, 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.

Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2658
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Christina L. Davis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Politics of international trade; foreign policy of East Asia and Japan; and geopolitics and international organizations.
1737 Cambridge Street
Knafel Building 216
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4446
Alejandro de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave fall 2019); Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Department of History;
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative slavery and race relations in the Americas; the evolution of slave regimes in a comparative perspective; and the intersections between race, nation, and citizenship in Latin America.

12 Quincy Street
Barker Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-0681
Rafael Di Tella

Rafael Di Tella

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Corruption; crime; happiness; political economy; welfare state; and oil and energy.

Morgan Hall 283
15 Harvard Way
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-5048
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; and disaster preparedness and recovery.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K233
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2125
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.
27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5423
p: (617) 998-5423
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Nicholas Harkness

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Language, music, and semiotics; urban anthropology; anthropology of religion; and South Korea.

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Rm 307
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3807
Alastair Iain Johnston

Alastair Iain Johnston

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. The Governor James Albert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Identity; socialization; China's international relations; and East Asian security.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K238
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3965
Kane

Ousmane Kane

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School;
Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: The study of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa; religion and transnational migration; and Islamic intellectual history.

Andover Hall
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138