Organizations & Institutions

Rawi E. Abdelal

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
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
Sunil Amrith

Sunil Amrith

Director, Center for History and Economics; Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of South Asian Studies; Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Transregional movement of people, ideas, and institutions; history of public health and poverty; the history of migration; environmental history; and South and Southeast Asia.

1 Bow Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-5697
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
Julie Battilana

Julie Battilana

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
T244
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8696
p: 617-495-1291
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Impact of European integration on economic inequality and the welfare state; the evolution of the network structure of international organizations; and the social determinants of health inequalities.

WJH 550
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3895
Theodore C. Bestor

Theodore C. Bestor

Faculty Associate. Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Food culture and globalization; cultural heritage preservation as an aspect of cultural diplomacy; markets and the cultural construction of economic institutions; global seafood industries and commodity chains; globalization of the food supply; natural resources and regimes of ownership; and Japan, Korea, East Asia, North America, and Europe.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S241
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8083
p: (617) 495-3220
Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism. Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Nationalism; populism; political discourse; symbolic aspects of political institutions; and computational and relational methods in cultural and political sociology.

William James Hall 636
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 496-5029
Eric Chaney

Eric Chaney

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: Economic history and economic development of the Middle East; applied econometrics; and religion, politics, and institutional change.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center 231
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 495-2838
William C. Clark

William C. Clark

Faculty Associate. Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Science and sustainable development; social learning in international affairs; and institutions linking scientific knowledge and political action in the global environment.

79 JFK Street
L360B
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8963
p: (617) 495-3981
Frank Dobbin

Frank Dobbin

Director, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership; Faculty Associate. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative and historical sociology; organizations; and policy analysis and public policy.

William James Hall 530
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-5794
p: (617) 496-9091
Akira Iriye

Akira Iriye

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Charles Warren Research Professor of American History, Emeritus, Department of History, Harvard University.
Research interests: Postwar non-geopolitical issues in international affairs; and international movements for environmental protection, human rights, and for establishing networks among nongovernmental organizations (NGO).
Robinson 215
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-3425
p: (617) 496-5054
Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar

Faculty Associate. Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: The evolution of political and electoral institutions and rules in the United States; and comparatively, the evolution of democracy in the Americas.

79 JFK Street
T418
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9053
p: (617) 495-1042
Akshay Mangla

Akshay Mangla

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government and International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Research interests: Comparative political economy; development; state capacity; public service delivery; education; and public institutions in developing democracies.

Morgan Hall 287
15 Harvard Way
Boston MA 02163
p: (617) 496-5512