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.
This seminar will discuss the geospatial science, technology, and policy frameworks that reciprocally drive and constrain each other, the obstacles they create, and the extraordinary potential they present for addressing core governance, economic development, and societal needs. The seminar will also describe the emergence of real-time enterprise-wide Geographic Management Systems and how they are transforming the ways governments and businesses work, as well as how we experience the world around us.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.
Co-sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program