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.
Is China serious about replacing the US as the dominant power in Asia for the foreseeable future? Could Americans accept becoming No. 2? Is war between Washington and Beijing inevitable?
Please join Samantha Power and Graham Allison for an exclusive conversation about these and other timely questions to mark the launch of his new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
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