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 Academy Award winning chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.
Directed by “Hurt Locker” director, Kathryn Bigelow and starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, and Joel Edgerton.
U.S. military officers will be on hand for discussion following the film.
Pizza and soft drinks will be served. No RSVP required. First Come first served.
The “Military Film Series,” sponsored by Belfer Center’s Defense and Intelligence Projects, examines moral and ethical dilemmas portrayed in films about war and conflict. Students are confronted with the choices made in war and asked to analyze and assess those choices.