Bahá’í Chair Welcomes Shahrzad Sabet as Assistant Research Professor

February 23, 2017

Dr. Shahrzad SabetThe Bahá’í Chair welcomes Dr. Shahrzad Sabet as a assistant research professor. Dr. Sabet is a specialist in international political economy with training and research interests spanning political science, economics, political philosophy, and psychology. Her recent doctoral research employs the tools of both economics and psychology to understand how people think about and respond to economic globalization. Specifically, this work investigates how non-material factors such as values, identity, and symbolic attitudes (e.g., nationalism, prejudice) interact with rational, economic considerations to shape public opinion and behavior. Dr. Sabet’s current writing and research interests focus on the challenges posed by globalization to notions of identity, responsibility, justice, and governance. Current projects explore the tension between particular attachments and universal commitments in an interconnected context, and the ethical implications of economic interdependence for individual responsibility and institutional governance.

Dr. Sabet received her Ph.D from the Department of Government at Harvard University, where she was an associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. She holds an M.Phil in Political Theory from Oxford University (Balliol College), where she studied as Commonwealth Scholar. In 2014-2015, she was a Senior Research Fellow at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. 
 

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