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.
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.
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
Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Mark Bell is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at MIT. His research examines issues relating to nuclear weapons and proliferation, international relations theory, and U.S. and British foreign policy.
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, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Amitai Bin-Nun's research concerns formulating recommendations for improving federal innovation policy, centered around public-private partnerships for commercializing advanced energy technologies in the National Laboratory system. His other interests are energy and climate policy and in promoting advanced vehicle technologies.
Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Christian Binz's research interests include sustainability transitions in the energy and water sectors and China's fast catch-up in cleantech industries. His current research project analyzes the potential for low-carbon leapfrogging in the Chinese energy sector.