Speakers 2022

Kristin Fabbe

Jakurski Family associate professor | Harvard Business School

Kristin Fabbe is a Jakurski Family associate professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit. Her primary expertise is in comparative politics, with a regional focus on the greater Mediterranean region. Her first book, Disciples of the State: Religion and State-Building in the Former Ottoman World (Cambridge University Press, 2019) examines the role of religious elites, institutions, and attachments in state-building and modernization initiatives in Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. She is currently researching a second major project on social cohesion and crises, particularly economic shocks, severe austerity measures, and large demographic changesIn other work, Kristin uses surveys and qualitative methods to examine legacies of violence, post-conflict reconciliation, refugees and forced-migration, secularization, democratic durability and state-business relations. She has conducted fieldwork in Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus. Dr. Fabbe received her PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in history from Lewis and Clark College.