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.
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Director, The Cyber Project
Dr. Michael Sulmeyer recently concluded several years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving most recently as the Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University and his M.A. in War Studies from King's College London. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Dr. Kavita Surana's research focuses on understanding factors that influence successful innovation institutions in energy and beyond and on quantifying the role of government policies in promoting technology innovation in various countries.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
Behnam Taebi an assistant professor of philosophy of technology at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the ethics and governance of multinational nuclear waste repositories.
Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Tian Tang is a Ph.D. candidate in public administration at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on assessing the impacts of energy policies on the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in China and the United States.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Alex Wellerstein received Ph.D. from the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, in October 2010. His work focuses on the history of nuclear secrecy in the United States from the Manhattan Project through the War on Terror ("Knowledge and the Bomb: Nuclear Secrecy in the United States, 1939–2008").
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Rachel Whitlark holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University. Her book manuscript investigates the role of leader beliefs in the decision to use preventive military force as a counter-proliferation strategy against adversarial nuclear weapons programs.
Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Lei Xu is a Ph.D candidate at the School of Public Policy and Management in Tsinghua University, China. His research interests mainly focus on innovation policy and management including sustainability transition, innovation systems, innovation finance, university entrepreneurship as well as science policy.
Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Hui Zhang is a Senior Research Associate in the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center. His research includes verification techniques of nuclear arms control, the control of fissile material, nuclear terrorism, China’s nuclear policy, nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation, policy of nuclear fuel cycle and reprocessing.
Lecturer in Public Policy, Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs
Dorothy Shore Zinberg is an Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. A founding member of the Belfer Center, she taught "Issues in Science, Technology and Public Policy" at HKS.
The Cyber Project
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.