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.
Kate Cronin-Furman writes about human rights and mass atrocities. She holds a Ph.D. in political science (2015) and a J.D. (2006) from Columbia University and has practiced as an attorney in New York, Cambodia, and The Hague. Before joining the Belfer Center, she was a Law & International Security Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, The Atlantic, The National Interest, Vox, and The New York Times. During 2016–2017, she will be completing her book manuscript, Just Enough: The Politics of Accountability for Mass Atrocities.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm