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 Harvard faculty: Professor Duncan Kennedy (Harvard Law School), Professor Jennifer Leaning (Harvard School of Public Health), and
Naz Modirzadeh, Director, Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Harvard Law School. Moderated by Bonnie Docherty, Lecturer on Law and Senior Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School.
This event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
Location: WCC/Wasserstein Hall B010 Singer Classroom, Harvard Law School