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.
Emile Simpson read ancient and modern history at Oxford University then joined the British Army from 2006–2012 as an infantry officer; he completed three tours in southern Afghanistan. That experience formed the basis of his first book, War From the Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics.
He also holds a graduate diploma in English law and is currently completing a doctorate in the history of international law at King's College London. The project concerns the concept of the enemy in international law, and the associated jurisdictional ideas, from the seventeenth century to the present.
Additionally, he is a columnist at Foreign Policy magazine.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm