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.
The central thesis of this seminar is that the nature of Israel's external environment, of the military threats it faces, and of its society have all changed significantly and that a commensurate change is required in its national security strategy. The speaker will present a proposal for a comprehensive new national security strategy.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.