The Belfer Center Board of Directors is comprised of senior-level staff and Harvard-affiliated scholars who share their experience and expertise to guide the Center’s activities and mission to advance research, ideas, and leadership for a more secure, peaceful world. 


Graham Allison
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Linda Bilmes
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 

Matthew Bunn
James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 

Nicholas Burns
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School

Albert Carnesale
Chancellor Emeritus, UCLA

Ash Carter
Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Erica Chenoweth
Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Kennedy School

William Clark
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School 

Dara Cohen
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 

Natalie Colbert
Executive Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

John Deutch
Emeritus Institute Professor, MIT

Frank Doyle
Dean, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and John A. & Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences, SEAS

Karen Dynan
Professor of Practice, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Jason Furman
Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University

Jeffrey Frankel
James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School 

Kelly Gallagher
Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Fletcher School, Tufts University

Nancy Gibbs
Lombard Director, Shorenstein Center and Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Susan Hockfield
Professor of Neuroscience and President Emerita, MIT

John Holdren
Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 

Juliette Kayyem
Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School 

Robert Lawrence
Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School 

Henry Lee
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Jennifer Lerner
Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School 

Fred Logevall
Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School 

Zoe Marks
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 

Tarek Masoud
Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School 

Steven Miller
Director, International Security Program, Harvard Kennedy School; Editor-in-Chief, International Security

Venky Narayanamurti
Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Harvard Kennedy School 

Joseph Nye
University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University

Meghan O’Sullivan
Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Samantha Power
Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School (on leave)

Carmen Reinhart
Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School (on leave)

Meg Rithmire
F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy, Harvard Business School

Eric Rosenbach
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School 

Dan Schrag
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University 

Wendy Sherman
Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School (on leave)

Kathryn Sikkink
Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 

Robert Stavins
A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School 

Lawrence Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; President Emeritus, Harvard University

Stephen Walt
Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School