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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
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Ali Asani

Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University.
Research interests: South Asian and African languages and literatures; Islam and contemporary Muslim societies; religion, literature, and the arts in Muslim cultures; Muslim voices in contemporary world literatures; Islamic mysticism (Sufism); and Ismaili history and thought.
Marino Auffant

Marino Auffant

Graduate Student Associate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: International history; 1970s energy crisis; oil and commodities; Middle East; Latin America; history of capitalism; and Global Cold War.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Graduate Student Affiliate; Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Employment precarity; tertiary education; young adulthood; imagined futures; narratives; cultural sociology; modern Spain; and comparative research.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Keita Azuma

Keita Azuma

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Cabinet Official, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan.

Research interests: Crisis management; global governance; national security; gray-zone conflicts; and decision making.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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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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Pablo Balan

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

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

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Jessica Barnard

Jessica Barnard

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

Clara Bates

Undergraduate Associate; Simmons Family Research Fellow. Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard College.

Research interests: Soviet history; race and ethnicity; modern Russia; historical memory; Black internationalism; and history of socialist thought.

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