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.
Honorable Andrew C. Weber is a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. He joined Metabiota in February 2016 as Head of Global Partnerships in the Government Business Unit.
Weber served thirty years in the US Government, most recently as the Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response at the U.S. Department of State. In that role, he helped lead diplomatic outreach to ensure a speedy, effective and truly global response to the crisis. He served until October 2014 as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs. Appointed by President Obama, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on 18 May 2009. He played a key role in the Nunn–Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which removed weapons grade uranium from Kazakhstan and Georgia, nuclear capable MiG-29 aircraft from Moldova, and eliminated Libyan and Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles. He created and expanded the Department of Defense's Global Health Security programs in Eurasia, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Weber served previously as a United States Foreign Service Officer in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Hong Kong and Kazakhstan.
From 2002-2008, Weber taught a course on Force and Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh Graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Weber graduated from Cornell University and holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm