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.
Jason M. Kelly is a Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese history at Cornell University. His dissertation, which he will complete and revise during his Ernest May Fellowship, examines the commercial relationships that linked the Chinese Communist Party to international capitalism throughout the mid-twentieth century.
Before enrolling at Cornell, Jason was a Foreign Service Officer posted to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He holds an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm