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.
Claude Bruderlein, Director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, is a Lecturer on International Health and Co-Director of the Master’s Program in Global Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also holds a faculty appointment at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches strategic planning in humanitarian protection. Professor Bruderlein also teaches the winter field session course “Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Critical Review of National and International Responses.” In 2010, he co-founded the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection and serves as its first President of the Board. In his research, Professor Bruderlein focuses particularly on the protection of civilians, the development of humanitarian law, the promotion of human security strategies, and the role of information technologies in emergency response. Before joining Harvard University, Professor Bruderlein served as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Humanitarian Affairs and as an expert to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian impact of sanctions in Sudan, Burundi, and Sierra Leone. He has also previously worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a delegate in Iran, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Yemen. After obtaining a B.A. in economics and political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he was granted a law degree from the University of Geneva Law School. Professor Bruderlein received a Master’s degree in Law from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm