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.
In this MTA Seminar, David Nusbaum, Gil Reich, and Avry Avital will share actions to be presented by the Israeli delegation in the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit; what Israel is doing to strengthen nuclear security; and how Israel is combating the threat of nuclear terrorism. Nusbaum, Reich, and Avital will refer to regional security issues, Israel's approach to new initiatives related to the use of nuclear energy in the Middle East, and to the important question of the next steps after the last NPT review conference.