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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Frank G Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in History, Reader in Political Theory, University of Cambridge, 1973 - 1995
  • Professor of Government, Harvard University, 1995
  • Frank G Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University, Other Foreign Institutions, 1973


Natural rights theories 1979

Hobbes 1989

Philosophy and government 1572-1671 1993

Other Political Studies: Political Theory, Government and International Relations Fellows

Professor Mike Savage

Historical sociology of 20th century Britain; the new middle classes, the changing nature of attachments to locality and place, the relationship between cultural inequalities and social class.

Professor Iain McLean

Public policy; public choice; the history and politics of Union since 1707; fiscal federalism; Scottish, French and American Enlightenment thought; electoral systems and social choice

Professor Vivienne Shue

Chinese politics and society in the 20th and 21st centuries; political economy of development, institutions and practices of the state, local governance, and patterns of state-society interaction

Professor Jonathan Haslam

History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.

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