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.
Please join us for the inaugural Open House of the new Iran Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and learn about our events and programs for the coming year.
The Iran Project aims to increase our understanding of Iran and contemporary Iranian affairs from the ongoing nuclear negotiations to Iranian state and society more broadly. The Iran Project hopes to support the efforts of all Iranian students and all those involved in Iranian studies at Harvard University and to become a diplomatic bridge to engage Iran and Iranian universities and research institutes in all academic fields from the arts to the sciences.
Come learn how to engage with our work and participate in our future activities. Refreshments will be served!