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.
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.
Research Fellow, International Security Program
Mathias Ormestad Frendem is a D.Phil. candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. His doctoral dissertation develops georealism, a new realist theory of how great powers choices on balancing and bandwagoning, alliances, and war.
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 currently a Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and on leave as 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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program
Andrew Gawthorpe's research considers the failure of U.S. wartime nation-building projects. This builds on his first book project, a history of U.S. nation-building during the Vietnam War. He holds an M.Phil. in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Defence Studies from King's College London.