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.
Gianfranco Gianfrate writes and researches on topics related to innovation financing, carbon finance, and the integration of environmental footprint metrics in corporate valuation.
Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Gianfranco was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and a manager at Hermes Investment Management (London, UK). Gianfranco is a research affiliate of the Aspen Institute and of SovereigNET at Tufts Fletcher School. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Bocconi University.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 2:35pm