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Elizabeth J. Perry

Elizabeth J. Perry

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Department of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University.
Research interests: Contentious politics; the history of the Chinese revolution and its contemporary legacy; and the politics of higher education and cultural governance in China.
1727 Cambridge Street
Room E306
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-0438
p: (617) 496-4536
Susan J. Pharr

Susan J. Pharr

Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The social basis for democracy in Japan; comparative political behavior; comparative politics of industrial nations; and democratization and social change in Japan and Asia.
1730 Cambridge Street
Room S238
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8083
p: (617) 495-9992
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra

Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Research interests: Development economics; political economy; conflict; taxation; and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E113
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7957
Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer

Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico.
Research interests: State formation; historical political development; origins of state capacity; politics of inequality; and Latin America.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
Ajantha Subramanian

Ajantha Subramanian

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Research interests: Political economy; colonialism and postcoloniality; political ecology; space; citizenship; meritocracy; South Asia; and South Asian diaspora.
William James Hall 384
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8041
p: (617) 496-9647
Rachel Sweet

Rachel Sweet

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University.
Research interests: Politics of armed conflict; conflict resolution; state building; processes of institutional change; fragile states; and Africa.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3264
David Szakonyi

David Szakonyi

Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, George Washington
University; Research Fellow, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
Research interests: Business-government relations, corruption, and authoritarianism in the former Soviet Union.
1727 Cambridge Street
room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Arne Westad

Arne Westad

Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Contemporary international history; and eastern Asian region.
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-8157