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:
Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross
Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Politics and the Press, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
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Co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the JFK Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics.