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.
José A. Gómez-Ibáñez is Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy. His research interests are primarily in the area of transportation policy and urban development and in privatization and regulation of infrastructure. He has served as a consultant for a variety of public agencies. His recent publications include Regulation for Revenue: The Political Economy of Land Use Exactions (with Alan Altshuler), Going Private: The International Experience with Transport Privatization (with John R. Meyer), and Essays on Transport Policy and Economics (editor).Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm