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 seminar with Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies and co-director of the Middle East Center at Northeastern University.
Dr. Waxman will discuss Israel's recent military campaign in Gaza, applying Just War Theory to assess the ethics of the actions of the Israeli military during the conflict. He will also discuss Israeli political decision-making before, during, and after the conflict, and assess the conflict's impact on Israeli politics and society.
About Dov Waxman:
Dov Waxman is Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies at Northeastern University and the co-director of its Middle East Center. He teaches courses on International Relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israeli Politics and Society. He has previously taught at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Bowdoin College. He has also held fellowships and visiting appointments at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, the Middle East Technical University, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, the Avraham Harman Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and St. John’s College at the University of Oxford.
Originally from London, England, Dov Waxman attended Oxford University as an undergraduate studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics, before moving to the United States for his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. While in Washington DC, he also worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
He is the author of The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and the coauthor (with Ilan Peleg) of Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (Cambridge University Press, 2011). He has published over 50 scholarly and popular articles and is a frequent commentator on Middle East affairs on television and radio.