The leadership of The Harvard Academy includes a Chair and a committee of Senior Scholars appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Senior Scholars of The Harvard Academy are senior Harvard faculty representing several social science disciplines (anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology) and world regions. They mentor Academy Scholars in residence, participate in Harvard Academy events, and serve on the selection committee for the Academy Scholars Program.

Current Senior Scholars

  • David R. Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History (on leave 2022-2023)
  • Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (on leave 2022-2023)
  • Timothy J. Colton, Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies
  • Melissa Dell, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics
  • Grzegorz Ekiert, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government and Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
  • Nicholas Harkness, Modern Korean Economy and Society Professor of Anthropology and Director, Korea Institute
  • Steven R. Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
  • Mary Lewis, Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History
  • Elizabeth J. Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government and Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute
  • Ajantha Subramanian, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies (on leave fall 2022)
  • Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology
  • Yuhua Wang, Professor of Government
  • Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life

Former Senior Scholars

  • Henry Rosovsky, Chairman, Harvard Academy, 1986–1996 and Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Emeritus (deceased)
  • Samuel P. Huntington, Chairman, Harvard Academy, 1996–2004 and Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Emeritus (deceased)
  • Jorge I. Domínguez, Chair, Harvard Academy, 2004–2018
  • Sunil Amrith, Renu and Anand Dhawan Professor of History, Yale University
  • Robert H. Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Emeritus
  • Steven Caton, Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies
  • John H. Coatsworth, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, Emeritus, Columbia University
  • Henrietta Harrison, Professor of Chinese History and Stanley Ho Tutorial Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Oxford
  • Engseng Ho, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
  • Elisabeth Köll, Professor of History and William Payden Collegiate Chair, Notre Dame University
  • Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus (deceased)
  • Ian J. Miller, Professor of History and Faculty Dean of Cabot House
  • Sally Falk Moore, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology, Emerita (deceased)
  • Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of History, Emeritus
  • Nathan Nunn, Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, The University of British Columbia
  • Edward Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus (deceased)
  • Dwight H. Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus
  • Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Research Professor of Japanese Politics
  • James A. Robinson, The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, University of Chicago
  • Nadav Safran, Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Emeritus (deceased)
  • Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor
  • Mary M. Steedly, Professor of Anthropology, Emerita (deceased)
  • Adam Ulam, Gurney Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus (deceased)
  • Ezra F. Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus (deceased)
  • Odd Arne Westad, Elihu Professor of History, Yale University
  • John Womack, Jr., Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Emeritus

Current Administration

  • Kathleen Hoover, Program Coordinator
  • Kaori Urayama, Executive Officer

Former Administration

  • Chester D. Haskell, Executive Secretary, 1986–2000
  • James Clem, Executive Officer, 2001–2006
  • Laurence Winnie, Executive Officer, 2007–2014
  • Bruce V. Jackan, Executive Officer, 2014–2021