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.
Frauke Hoss is a policy officer with the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General. She was named to that position in September 2015 following two years at the Belfer Center where she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program's Cyber Security Project from 2014-2015 and a non-resident Associate with STPP during 2015-2016 (in part concurrent with her EU position).
Hoss earned a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Science in Coastal Engineering from Delft University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Leiden University.
She has worked as a member of the research faculty of the Civil Engineering/Hydraulic Engineering Department at the Delft University of Technology and as a Summer Associate at RAND Corporation. She gained earlier experience as an intern with Lahmeyer International, Engineering Consultants and as a volunteer with the Center for Conflict Resolution and Peace (AHIMSA) in Sri Lanka.
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 3:23pm