Cambridge, MA – Former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Secretary of Defense, Carter, a physicist, became known for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” in order to transform the way the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances, managed its budget and talent, developed its technology, and more. He will now lead the Belfer Center’s programs and will focus his scholarship on the role of innovation and technology in addressing challenges at home and around the world.
MG Garrett Harencak, Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington D.C. will speak on The Role of the Nuclear Triad Today.
General Harencak is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Nuclear Deterrence Operations. He advocates for and oversees stewardship of Air Force nuclear weapon systems. In addition, he integrates the organizing, training and equipping of the Air Force's nuclear mission, and engages with joint and interagency partners for nuclear enterprise solutions. Before his current assignment, he was the commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
This seminar is off the record and comments cannot be recorded or published without the consent of the speaker. The seminar is open to Harvard students, fellows, faculty, and ID card holders on a first come first served basis.
Co-sponsored by HKS Armed Forces Club.