Heather holds a M.A. in peace and conflict studies from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and a B.A. in criminal justice from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. During her time in Northern Ireland, she worked for INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) on a program designed to help community leaders deal with the legacy of the region’s conflict. Prior to this, she worked for over three years as a victim witness advocate for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Heather volunteers as a mentor and English tutor with The School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) and is a founding member of the Boston Advisory Board of Children in Crossfire, an NGO working with children in East Africa.
Kathleen Molony is in her sixteenth year as director of the Fellows Program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She is also a member of the Center's executive committee. Before coming to Harvard, she worked at the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, most recently as its executive director. As the top international trade official in the state, she advised the Governor on foreign policy and international trade issues. She has been a consultant, working more than a dozen years at the economic forecasting and research firm, DRI/McGraw-Hill. Kathleen also has taught at Princeton University and at the University of Michigan. She has written on Japan and East Asia, and is co-author of a political biography (book manuscript in progress). She was an advanced research fellow at Harvard University's Program on U.S.-Japan Relations in 1993 - 1994. Kathleen sits on the boards of several local organizations, including the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, AIM International Business Council, and The Japan Society of Boston. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University.