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.
Associate Professor of Public Policy; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Member of the Board
Matthew Bunn is an Associate Professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; and the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle.
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
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)
Dr. Ashton B. Carter is on leave to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Sven-Eric Fikenscher's research focuses on regional security and arms control in the Middle East, status-seeking in international relations, and India's nuclear policy.
Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
Member of the Board (on leave), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John P. Holdren is on leave to serve as the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy.