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 ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy seminar series continues with Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.
Professor Schwartz's areas of research include the health consequences of exposure to air pollutants, lead, and water contamination, the effects of antioxidants on respiratory health, and the use of cost benefit analysis to make environmental decisions.