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.
Barry Little is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. Previously, he was the Deputy Commander of the 90th Operations Group, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. Lt. Col. Little has served in a variety of ICBM operations, test and evaluation, and staff positions focused on treaty implementation and nuclear force structure planning. He is also an Olmsted Scholar graduate of the JHU-SAIS Hopkins Nanjing Center. His research interests include U.S.-China relations and nuclear deterrence strategies.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm