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Adam E.  Leeds

Adam E. Leeds

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University.

Research interests: Soviet socialism and postsocialism; history of economic thought; science studies; the state, modernity, and utopianism; and liberalisms.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-3367
Noora A.  Lori

Noora A. Lori

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

Research interests: Offshoring citizenship schemes; formal and informal institutions of labor migration; and refugees and statelessness in the Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

1727 Cambridge Street, room E106
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5362
Casey M. Lurtz

Casey M. Lurtz

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of History, University of Chicago.

Research interests: History of agricultural economies in Latin America; rural development; coffee in Mexico; and institution building.

1727 Cambridge Street, room E101
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5414
Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2016–2017); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Research interests: International trade; economic development; and economic history.

1805 Cambridge Street
Littauer Center M-29
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8570
p: (617) 496-4958
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.… Read more about Susan J. Pharr

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S238
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8083
p: (617) 495-9992
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
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