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.
Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Mansoor Ahmed writes and comments on various aspects of Pakistan's nuclear program, policy, and posture and strategic stability dynamics in South Asia. His current research examines the impact of bureaucratic-politics and myth making on nuclear decision-making in Pakistan.
Associate, Middle East Initiative
Holger Albrecht is an associate at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative, and a professor in the Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
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.
Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project
Douglas Alexander was Shadow Foreign Secretary for the Her Majesty’s Official Opposition in the UK from 2011-15. Currently, he serves as a Visiting Professor at King's College, London. In November 2015, Douglas was appointed senior advisor to Bono.
Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch writer, politician, and activist . She has led campaigns for the integration of non-Western immigrants into European society, and to raise awareness of women's rights issues, including violence against women. She is currently researching the relationship between the West and Islam.
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 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, Harvard Kennedy School; 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.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Aaron Arnold is an Associate of the Project on Managing the Atom. His research interests include illicit financial networks, the effectiveness of economic statecraft, technology transfer, and the role of innovation within formal and informal networks.
Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs