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.
Ben Buchanan is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center where he works on the Cyber Security Project. His research focuses on the intersection of cybersecurity and statecraft. His first book, The Cybersecurity Dilemma, was published in 2017 by Oxford University Press and Hurst. Ben earned his Ph.D. in War Studies from King's College London, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He holds Master's and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University.Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 2:21pm