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.
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth
Jeffrey Frankel is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth. He was appointed to the Council of Economic Advisers by President Clinton in 1996, serving until 1999.
Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Benjamin Franta is a predoctoral research fellow focusing on the development of general resilience strategies for preparing for climate change impacts. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Research Associate, Geopolitics of Energy Project, Geopolitics of Energy Project
Daniel Freifeld is the founder of Permian International, an investment firm specializing in energy, infrastructure, and emerging and frontier market securities.
Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Chuck Freilich was Israel's deputy national security adviser. He has published a book on Israeli national security decision-making. His primary areas of expertise are U.S. Middle East policy, Israeli national security policy, and Middle Eastern affairs. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Robert A. Frosch is a theoretical physicist by education. (AB, Columbia College, '47 and Ph.D., Columbia University, '52).He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Foreign Member of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and a fellow or member of a number of professional societies.
International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Member of the Board
Kelly Sims Gallagher is Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She previously directed the Belfer Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Francis J. Gavin is the Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT. Before joining MIT, he was the Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs and the Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas.
Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
Gene Gerzhoy received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in August 2014. His research examines questions related to nuclear proliferation, international relations theory, U.S. grand strategy, Russian foreign policy, and the politics of authoritarian regimes.