People

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
L346
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6099
Muhamed H. Almaliky

Dr. Muhamed H. Almaliky

Associate. Physician, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Director, Iraqi American Institute.

Research interests: Postwar Iraq's democratization, state-building, and foreign policy directions, focusing on Iraq-US relations; the intersection of medicine, politics, and international relations.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4920
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; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies; Chair, Department of South Asian Studies, 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
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Merih Angin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of International Relations/Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID).

Research interests: International political economy; international organizations; International Monetary Fund (IMF); World Bank; agent-based modeling; and multimethod research in social sciences.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Pol Antràs

Faculty Associate (on leave 2018–2019). 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

Faculty Associate (on leave 2018–2019). 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; and civil war from Rome to the present.

Robinson Hall 215
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8076

Fay Asimakopoulos

Undergraduate Research Intern. Department of Mathematics and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard College.

Research interests: Economic history; immigration economics; subaltern studies; the social inclusion of the Roma community in contemporary Europe.

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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
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Sarah Balakrishnan

Graduate Student Affiliate; Samuels Family Research Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Colonial resistance organized by networks of west African intellectuals.

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Pablo Balan

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political economy of development; state capacity; social norms; kinship systems; Africa; and Latin America.

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Philip Balson

Kenneth I. Juster Fellow. Department of History, Harvard College.
Research interests: Strategy and Credibility: How American and British Visions for Southeast Asia Evolved in Crisis and Framed Escalation in Vietnam (1961–1964). 

Omar Barbiero

Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
Jessica Barnard

Jessica Barnard

Administrator, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) and Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy.
1727 Cambridge Street
Room E211
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8923