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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative
Alexei Abrahams is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative.
Postdoctoral Research 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.
Project Manager, Environment and Natural Resources Program
Pinar Akcayoz De Neve is responsible for launching and leading the EU Sustainability and Energy initiative at the Environment and Natural Resources Program. She is a graduate of the Masters in Public Administration Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, and holds a General Management Masters from the Vlerick School of Business in Belgium.
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 Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program
Dan Altman is an International Security Program postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center as he develops his book manuscript, Red Lines and Faits Accomplis in International Politics. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Political Science Department in 2015.
Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program
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.