Weatherhead Scholars Program

Lynette H. Ong

Lynette H. Ong

Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (spring 2020). Associate Professor, Political Science & Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

Research interests: Authoritarian politics; growth and development; contentious politics; state power; and China and Southeast Asian politics.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Henrique Pacini

Henrique Pacini

Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Research interests: Circular economy; trade; climate change; bioeconomy; sustainable development; consumer choice; competitiveness; resource efficiency; and environmental diplomacy.

61 Kirkland Street, room 204
Cambridge, MA 02138
Lidia  Powirska

Lidia Powirska

Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program (fall 2019). Lecturer, International Security and Development Studies, Jagiellonian University.

Research interests: International politics; international security; international organizations; security sector reform; civil-military coordination; conflict prevention; and modern Middle East.

61 Kirkland Street, room 208
Cambridge, MA 02138
Nick Psyhogeos

Nick Psyhogeos

Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. General Counsel & Chief Growth Officer, Pattern Computer.

Research interests: Artificial intelligence; comparative analysis of US and China; developing job displacement implications; policy positions; and corporate incentives.

61 Kirkland Street, room 204
Cambridge, MA 02138
Klára Ritz

Klára Ritz

Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Member of the Legal Service, European Commission.

Research interests: EU law and policy; rule of law; impact of technological developments on legal systems; and artificial intelligence.

61 Kirkland Street, room 204
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ronald Rogowski

Ronald Rogowski

Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles.

Research interests: Historical origins and effects of economic inequality; modern Germany; and policy effects of electoral systems.

61 Kirkland Street, room 107A
Cambridge, MA 02138
Christian  Schumacher

Christian Schumacher

Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (fall 2019). Assistant Professor, Department of Global Business and Trade, Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Research interests: Corporate political activity, strategy, and governance; populism; individual decision making; and quantitative methods.

61 Kirkland Street, room 101
Cambridge, MA 02138
Kristina Bakkær Simonsen

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen

Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (fall 2019). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.

Research interests: Political sociology; national identity; immigrant integration; symbolic and social boundary-drawing; morality and moralization; and qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.

61 Kirkland Street, room 101
Cambridge, MA 02138
A.K.M. Skarpelis

A.K.M. Skarpelis

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD, Department of Sociology, New York University.

Research interests: Historical comparative sociology; computational and cultural sociology; epistemology; race; citizenship; authoritarianism; populism; welfare state; Japan; and Germany.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K208
Cambridge, MA 02138
Matthew Swanson

Matthew Swanson

Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force.

Research interests: Strategic policy; national security; modern European military history; civil-military affairs; and leadership.

61 Kirkland Street, room 204
Cambridge, MA 02138