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.
Greg Carr was the co-founder of Boston Technology, a telecommunications company, and then was Chairman of Prodigy Internet from 1996-98. He formed the Carr Foundation in February of 1999, which supports human rights education and the arts. Greg established the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University in June of 1999. The Center supports research and analysis into the efficacy of governmental and non-governmental human rights efforts. He is supporting a five-year human rights campaign in his native state of Idaho and he sits on the board of Physicians for Human Rights. In February, 2000, Greg founded the Market Theater and began the process of renovating Harvard’s former “Pi Eta Club” building to serve for live performances. He was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and is the youngest of seven children.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm