Political Systems

Graham T.  Allison, Jr.

Graham T. Allison, Jr.

Faculty Associate. Douglas Dillon Professor of Government; Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 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
L368
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
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
Blau

Eve Blau

Faculty Associate. Adjunct Professor of the History of Urban Form, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Modern architecture and urbanism; post-industrial and post-socialist urban transitions; Central and Eastern Europe; and urban design and planning.

48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-0170
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Paul Y. Chang

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

Research interests: Social and political change in South Korea; and democratization and the changing family structure.

William James Hall 608
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8769
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Timothy J. Colton

Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Interim Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Faculty Associate.
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political leadership in post-Communist countries; parties and mass politics in Russia; and the interaction between domestic and international politics in the post-Soviet space.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K156
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-4345
Jean Comaroff

Jean Comaroff

Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology; Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: The making and unmaking of colonial society; the nature of the postcolony; the late modern world viewed from the Global South; and southern Africa.

Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2519
John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology;
Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Crime, policing, and the state; democracy and difference; and postcolonial politics and law in South Africa.

Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2658
Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Department of Government; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

Research interests: Civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia; and patterns of transformations in the post-Communist world.

27 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 998-5420
p: (617) 998-5420
Susan Greenhalgh

Susan Greenhalgh

Faculty Associate. John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society; Professor of Anthropology, Social Anthropology Program, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Social studies of science, technology, and medicine; anthropology of the state, governance, and public policy; critical weight studies; politics of reproduction and population/life itself; gender studies; modernity and globalization; socialism and postsocialism; and People's Republic of China, Taiwan, selected interests in US society.
21 Divinity Avenue
308 Tozzer
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7826
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Frances Hagopian

Faculty Associate. Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The comparative politics of Latin America, with a particular emphasis on Brazil.
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-1467
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
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.

Research interests: Latin American politics; parties and party systems; and democracy and democratization.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K204
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-9997
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