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.
Last in a spring seminar series on "Climate Change & the Media," sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy.
This seminar will focus on the role of the media in communicating about new clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as controversial proposals, such as geoengineering, to 'fix' the climate change problem through technology. The seminar will look at ways to improve the public dialogue over climate change and technology.
All are welcome and invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Admittance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.