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.
Diane McCree is Managing Editor of International Security. Before coming to the Belfer Center, she was production editor at Blackwell Publishers and a freelance editor for MIT Press, where she worked on books on international relations and economics. She has also worked at the Embassy of Jordan, the Middle East Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, all in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in international relations from Tufts University and holds an M.A. in international relations from Georgetown University, with concentrations in Middle East studies and Arabic. She also studied at the Tufts Center for European Studies in Talloires, France, with a focus on international organizations and law.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm