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.
Dr. Robert Fein, a national security and forensic psychologist with a specialty in threat assessment and the prevention of targeted violence, will speak on the 2006 Intelligence Science Board Report he led, “EDUCING INFORMATION, Interrogation: Science and Art: Foundations for the Future.”
Robert Fein is currently a member of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Advanced Technology Board. Dr. Fein has spent the last thirty-five years working to understand and prevent targeted violence, such as assassination, workplace violence, stalking, school violence, and terrorist attacks. From 2003-2010, Dr. Fein served as a member of the Director of National Intelligence’s Intelligence Science Board. As a member of the Intelligence Science Board, from 2004 to 2009 he chaired the ISB Study on Educing Information. For more than twenty years, Dr. Fein worked with the United States Secret Service where he co-directed two major Secret Service operational studies of targeted violence: one on assassination; the other on school attacks.
This event is open to Harvard students, fellows, faculty, and staff on first come first served basis.
[Recommended prior reading]
http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/isb/interview.pdf Intelligence Interviewing: Teaching Papers and Case Studies. A Report from the Study on Educing Information, April 2009
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/dia/educing_info.pdf “EDUCING INFORMATION, Interrogation: Science and Art Foundations for the Future.” Intelligence Science Board Phase 1 Report, NDIC Press, 2006