Faculty Associates


Rawi E. Abdelal

Faculty Associate. Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; 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
Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong

Faculty Associate. Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Center for African Studies; Professor of History, Department of History;
Professor of African and African American Studies, Department 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. 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. Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law; Director, East Asian Legal Studies; Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International 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; Faculty Associate. Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Contractual frictions in international trade; global value chains, the international organization of production; and the interplay between trade, inequality, and costly redistribution.

Littauer 207
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 495-1236
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David R. Armitage

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. 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
Sai   Balakrishnan

Sai Balakrishnan

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Institutions for managing rapid urbanization; comparative land-use planning and property rights; and social justice and the city. 

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4687
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
Robert H. Bates

Robert H. Bates

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Eaton Research Professor of the Science of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Emeritus, Department 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

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
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