Senior Advisers and Executive Committee

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Michèle Lamont

Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2019–2020); 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.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K218A
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-5689
Mary D. Lewis

Mary D. Lewis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Law School.

Research interests: European overseas empires and their aftermaths, eighteenth century to present; modern France; French Empire in the Caribbean, South America, and North Africa; decolonization; sovereignty and legal pluralism; and international migration and citizenship.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5428
p: (617) 495-8509
Erez Manela

Erez Manela

Director, Graduate Student Programs; Executive 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
Kathleen Molony

Kathleen Molony

Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Executive Committee.

Research interests: Modern Japanese history; history of US-Japan-China relations; and global history.

61 Kirkland Street
Room 110
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5642
p: (617) 495-2112
Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Economic development; political economy; economic history; and Africa.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center M-29
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 496-4958
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Susan J. Pharr

Senior Adviser, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The social basis for democracy in Japan; comparative political behavior; comparative politics of industrial nations; and democratization and social change in Japan and Asia.
1730 Cambridge Street, S238
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9992
Kathryn A.  Sikkink

Kathryn A. Sikkink

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Research interests: Human rights; international law; transnational advocacy networks; Latin American politics; and transnational justice.
79 JFK Street
Mailbox 14
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1872