People

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
Rebecca Barnes

Rebecca Barnes

Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Diplomat, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada.

Research interests: International political economy; economic diplomacy; open government; Canada; and Canadian foreign policy.

61 Kirkland Street, room 208
Cambridge, MA 02138
Rodrigo Barrenechea

Rodrigo Barrenechea

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy. PhD, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University.

Research interests: Populism; political representation; political parties; Latin America; institutions; and multimethods research.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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
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, room K213
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 496-0919
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
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Angie M. Bautista-Chavez

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

Research interests: Domestic and international politics of immigration regulation and control.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K219
Cambridge, MA 02138
Jason Beckfield

Jason Beckfield

Faculty Associate. 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
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Aaron Bekemeyer

Graduate Research Fellow, Canada Program; Graduate Research Associate, Center for History and Economics. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Twentieth-century US history; politics; policing and prisons; the state and state building; labor; and urban history.

1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Stefan Beljean

Stefan Beljean

Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Evaluation and performance measures; and sociology of culture and organizations.

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Adi Ben Shach

Adi Ben Shach

Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Strategic Consultant.

Research interests: Fake news; influence; information revolution; public opinion; democracies; tools; and future.

61 Kirkland Street, room 208
Cambridge, MA 02138
Silvia Benedito

Silvia Benedito

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: The role of atmosphere, weather, and sensation in the design disciplines of landscape architecture and urbanism.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall 415
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-0949