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.
Join the India and South Asia Project for a panel which will explore the evolution of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. The speakers include:
- Daniel Feldman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Marc Grossman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Richard G. Olson, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
The discussion will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations