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.
Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Meghan L. O’Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Her expertise includes the geopolitics of energy, decision making in foreign policy, nation-building, counterinsurgency, and the Middle East.
Director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Program, Center for International Development, John Sawhill Lecturer in Environmental Policy
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
John S. Park is the Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at MIT. He previously directed Northeast Asia Track 1.5 projects at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.
Adjunct Professor; International Security Program; Director, Project on U.S.-China Relations
Richard Rosecrance is an adjunct professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he is director of the Belfer Center's Project on U.S.-China Relations. He served on the Policy Planning Council of the Department of State. Most recently, he co-edited No More States? Globalization, National Self-determination, and Terrorism.
Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave)
Eric Rosenbach is on leave to serve as deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyberpolicy.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
Mahsa Rouhi is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at University of Cambridge, UK. During her nuclear security fellowship, she will continue her dissertation research and writing on Iran's foreign and security policymaking, with a special focus on Iran's nuclear-related policymaking
Berthold Beitz Professor of Human Rights and International Affairs
Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Member, The US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism
Board Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Brigadier General (ret.) Kevin Ryan is Director of the Defense and Intelligence Project and a member of the Center's US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. A career military officer, he has extensive service in air and missile defense, intelligence, US-Russian military relations and political-military policy.
Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Member of the Board,, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Gary Samore is the Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center. Prior to this, he served for four years as President Obama’s White House Coordinator for Arms Control and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism, including as U.S. Sherpa for the 2010 and 2012 Nuclear Security Summits.
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
David E. Sanger is a senior fellow and adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Sanger is also chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and is one of the newspaper's senior writers.