The Center for Government and International Studies
1730 Cambridge Street
The Belfer Case Study Room
Cambridge, MA 02138
Designed by Pei Cobb Freed and completed in 2005, the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) is affiliated with Harvard's Department of Government and various centers devoted to international and regional studies. The structure includes two new mirror-image buildings on either side of Cambridge Street distinguished by rounded contours and a distinctive terracotta facade. The December 6, 2008 PIEP Conference will take place in the building on the south side of the street, known as the South Building. Its spacious, light-filled design, and state-of-the-art facilities make the structure an ideal "agora" for a lively and constructive exchange among the conference participants.
Mapquest directions are available on the main WCFIA directions page
The following MBTA routes serve Harvard Square. The Center for Government and International Studies is located on Cambridge Street, between Prescott and Felton Streets.
In addition, Harvard's M2 shuttle offers service between Harvard Yard and the Longwood medical area. Service is free to holders of Harvard student and staff ID cards. Others may purchase tickets. See the M2 shuttle home page for details.
We strongly recommend that you avoid traveling by car if possible. Before planning to drive a car to Harvard Square, you should think about where you are going to park. If you do not have pre-arranged parking or you do not have time to search for a parking place, you should strongly consider arriving by subway or taxi.
It is possible to purchase a one-day visitor's pass to park in the Broadway Garage for $9.00. The Broadway Garage is located on Felton Street, at the corner of Broadway.
From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) East
From Massachusetts Avenue or Route 2A West
From Route 2 East