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 speaker will discuss the U.S. Nuclear ICBM mission and its contribution to nuclear deterrence. The presentation is focused on day-to-day operations of a U.S. Air Force Missile Wing and the lives of the men and women who operate the world's most powerful weapons.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.