Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

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Pol Antràs

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Global value chains; the international organization of production; trade and inequality; and international political economy.

Littauer 210
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 495-1236
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David R. Armitage

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: History of international law and international relations theory; colonialism and political theory; oceanic history; civil war; and treaties.

Robinson Hall 215
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8076
Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar (on leave 2022–2023).
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Comparative politics; politics of development; welfare; religion and ethnicity; conflict; and Middle East politics.

1737 Cambridge Street, K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9849
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Kaitlyn Chriswell

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

Research interests: Political violence; criminal organizations; civil wars; Latin America; security policy; and nonstate actors.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Dara Kay Cohen

Dara Kay Cohen

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: International relations; international security; civil war; political violence; violence during conflict; wartime sexual violence; gender and conflict; West Africa; Timor-Leste; El Salvador; and Haiti.

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Littauer 360
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7838
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Christina L. Davis

Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023).
Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 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
Diane E. Davis

Diane E. Davis

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Conflict cities; the politics of insecurity; Latin America; cities of the Global South; and relationships between urban violence, informality, policing, and the rule of law.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall #319
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-0728
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
Erin Goodman

Erin Goodman

Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Executive Committee.

Research Interests: Latin America; US-Cuba relations; historical memory; and translation.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2112
Peter A. Hall

Peter A. Hall

Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023). 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
Gordon Hanson

Gordon Hanson

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Labor market impacts of globalization; causes and consequences of international migration; and evaluating place-based policies.
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Comparative political economy; politics of inequality and economic performance; modern welfare states; electoral politics; and applied formal theory.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K308
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-5847
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Michèle Lamont

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.
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 and inequality; racism and stigma; academia and knowledge; social change and successful societies; and qualitative methods.

William James Hall 510
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-5689
Erez Manela

Erez Manela

Acting Center Director (2022–2023); Director, Graduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: International history; evolution of international society; US foreign relations; modern Middle East; modern East Asia; and international and global health.

Robinson Hall 220
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6467