Faculty Associates


Rawi E. Abdelal

Faculty Associate. Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: International political economy; nationalism and foreign economic policy; international relations among post-Soviet states; globalization; capital flows; and international organization.

Morgan Hall 287
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-7853
Daniel Agbiboa

Daniel E. Agbiboa

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Insurgency and political violence in Africa; informal economy, nonstate governance, and urban change; mobility and immobility; and youth politics.

Barker Center, 2nd floor
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4113
Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Faculty Associate. Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Center for African Studies; Ellen Gurney Professor of History and of African and African American Studies,
Departments of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: West African history; Islam in sub-Saharan Africa; comparative slavery; social history of alcohol; ecology; social history; and cultural history.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room 433
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-3425
p: (617) 496-3684
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Eram Alam

Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023). Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.
Research interests: The history of science and medicine in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on transnational movements and migrations.
1 Oxford Street, room 361
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-8103
Laura Alfaro

Laura Alfaro

Faculty Associate. Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Capital markets; economics; foreign direct investment; globalization; and international finance.

Morgan Hall 263
Boston, MA 02163
p: (617) 495-7981
William P. Alford

William P. Alford

Faculty Associate. Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies; Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD), Harvard Law School.

Research interests: Chinese legal affairs; US-East Asian relations; international trade; and the legal profession.

Pound 428
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4693
Graham T.  Allison, Jr.

Graham T. Allison, Jr.

Faculty Associate. Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests:  United States foreign policy; preventing “loose nukes” in Russia; promoting democratization and marketization in Russia; and US-Russian-European relations.

79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6099
James E. Alt

James E. Alt

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative political economy; and interaction of voters, political parties, institutions, financial markets, and fiscal policies in industrial democracies.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K307
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2184
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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
Robert J. Barro

Robert J. Barro

Faculty Associate. Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: The interplay between religion and political economy; and the impact of rare disasters on asset markets and macroeconomic activity.

Littauer 218
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3203
Mary Travis Bassett

Mary Travis Bassett

Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023). François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population;
Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Research interests: Advancing health equity.
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Robert H. Bates

Robert H. Bates

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Emeritus, Departments of Government and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political economy of development, particularly in Africa; and violence and state failure.

1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 496-0919
Julie Battilana

Julie Battilana

Faculty Associate. Joseph C. Wilson 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
Matthew Baum

Matthew Baum

Faculty Associate. 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.

79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8696
p: 617-495-1291