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 Rhode is a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Oxford and an Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy. His research explores European reactions to the rise of the United States as a great power and the use of history in policy analysis.
He was previously a Senior Research Associate at the Belfer Center, where his research focused on nonproliferation and regional security issues. Prior to joining the Center, Ben worked for five years as a researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. He graduated from the University of Oxford with First Class Honours in Modern History, and received an M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm