Belfer Center researchers include Harvard faculty members, project directors and other expert staff, senior fellows and fellows. They contribute frequently to outside publications, advise government officials, participate in special commissions, brief journalists and policymakers, and share research results with specialists and the public.
Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar (Spring 2014), Middle East Initiative
Dr. Mohamad Al-Ississ is the Spring 2014 Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Joe Aldy is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Nonresident Fellow at Resources for the Future. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. Previously, he served as the Co-Director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements.
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
Member of the Board
Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Graham Allison has for three decades been a leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy with a special interest in terrorism.
Non-resident Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Dr. Khalid Alsweilem is the former Chief Counselor and Head of Investment at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA). At the Belfer Center, Dr. Alsweilem focuses on the study of sovereign wealth funds, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia’s reserve sovereign funds and their linkages to the real economy.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy; Associate Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; Co-PI, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Laura's research focuses on energy- and environment-oriented technological progress and seeks to: identify and quantify the diverse benefits that derive from policies designed to promote it; map the complex factors that contribute to it; and create tools for policymakers and analysts to manage the systemic uncertainties that accompany it.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy/Project on Managing the Atom
Kathleen Araújo completed her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and focuses on issues relating to the management of national energy-environmental systems; science and technology change; and institutional aspects of nuclear safety and security.
Research Fellow, International Security Program
Michal's research interests include international relations theory with a focus on the role of ideas and norms in world politics, international institutions and international organizations, conflict resolution, historical justice and memory, transitional justice, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Associate, Science, Technology, and Globalization
Sujata K. Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D., P.E. is a physician, bioengineer, and professionally licensed chemical engineer who serves on the teaching faculty of biomedical engineering at Harvard University. She is the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Tom Bielefeld is a physicist specializing in security policy research and analysis. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in physics with the University of Bremen on "Studies in Nuclear Security: Preventing and Preparing for Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism."
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs