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.
Students share insights and experiences from the January-term Field Experience on sustainable energy in the United Arab Emirates.
Featuring a panel of students addressing the following topics:
- Vision and Governance of the United Arab Emirates with Natalie Unterstell (MC/MPA '16) and Kelvin Li Pui (MC/MPA '16)
- Clean Energy and Hydrocarbons with Rahul Srinivasan (MPA '17) and Kelvin Li Pui
- Environmental Consciousness with Jennifer Helfrich (MPP '17)
- Student Experiences of the Culture of the United Arab Emirates with Amaad Mahmood (MPP '17) and Patricia Florescu (MPP/MBA '18)