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, Middle East Initiative
Professor of Government, Harvard University
Melani Cammett is Professor of Government at Harvard University and a Faculty Affiliate at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
John Carlson is Counselor to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, D.C., and Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute, Sydney, Australia. He is also a member of VERTIC's International Verification Consultants Network and adviser to the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities
Former Chair of International & Global Affairs faculty, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (1993–1996), U.S. Department of Defense
Member of the Board (on leave), Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (April 2009–October 2011)
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense (October 2011 - December 2013)
In February 2015, Ashton B. Carter became Secretary of Defense for the United States.
Dr. Carter is former director of the Belfer Center's Preventive Defense Project and former director of what is now the Belfer Center. He is on leave.
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development; Co-director, Sustainability Science Program; Faculty Chair, ENRP
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Area Chair, HKS International and Global Affairs
William C. Clark is the Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development and co-director of Harvard’s Sustainability Science Program.
Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age
Richard Clarke, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, served the last three presidents as a senior White House Advisor. He has held the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs; National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism; and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security.
Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project
Associate, International Security Program
Chuck Cogan is a historian. Cogan's articles and reviews have appeared in French Politics and Society, Défense Nationale, the Harvard French Review, and other publications. His book French Negotiating Behavior: Dealing with "La Grande Nation" was published by the United States Institute of Peace Press in December 2003.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty, International Security Program
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Dara Kay Cohen's research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence during conflict, and gender and international relations. Her forthcoming book examines the variation in the use of sexual violence during recent civil conflicts.