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 public address by Dr. Saleem Al-Jubouri, Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament.
Moderated by Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeanne Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, HKS.
Dr. al-Jubouri will deliver his address in Arabic, with simultaneous translation into English.
About Dr. Al-Jubouri:
Dr. Saleem Al-Jubouri is a prominent Sunni political leader and the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament. He has held a number of positions in the Parliament since 2005, including Chairman of the Human Rights Committee. He obtained his Doctorate in Law with distinction in 2001, and thereafter became Professor of Law at Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad. Dr. Al-Jabouri served on Iraq’s Constitution Drafting Committee. He survived a terrorist attack in 2007 that claimed the lives of two of his brothers. In March 2014, he escaped another assassination attempt when a roadside bomb killed two of his bodyguards. These attacks on his family and himself have not deterred him from serving Iraq and its people as illustrated by his election to serve as the Speaker of Iraqi Parliament in 2014.