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.
Dr. Eliza Gheorghe is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom. She holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She writes on reactive proliferation within alliances, nuclear technology transfers, nuclear sharing, and smuggling networks.
Eliza was a fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (2011–2014), a George Abernethy predoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center in Bologna (2013–2014), and a postdoctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University (2014–2015). She has taught classes on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and nuclear proliferation. She holds an M.A. with distinction in Security Studies from Georgetown, where she was a Fulbright scholar.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm