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.
A panel discussion with distinguished experts from Saudi Arabia on the Kingdom's policies in the Middle East, as seen through the prisms of energy and financial security. The panelists include:
Dr. Mohammed Al Sabban, Professor, King Abdulaziz University; former advisor to Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Mr. Ali Al Shihabi, Founder, Rasmala Investment Bank
and Dr. Abdulaziz al Fahad, Principal of Abdulaziz al Fahad Law Firm.
This panel will be moderated by Professor Henry Lee, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.