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.
Please note: this event has been rescheduled to Friday, April 8 at 12:00pm in the Darman Seminar Room. The event was originally scheduled for Friday, February 19 at 12:00pm in the Fainsod Room.
A seminar with Amanda Rizkallah, Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellow Seminar Series.
Moderated by Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.
This paper explores the long-term consequences of civil war for political competition and accountability. Focusing on Lebanon, it investigates how legacies of wartime armed group control interact with international intervention in the conflict resolution process to shape post-war party development and electoral competition.