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.
Mathias Ormestad Frendem is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and received his D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. His doctoral dissertation develops georealism, a new realist theory of how great powers choices on balancing and bandwagoning, alliances, and war. Various cases from the European great power system between 1683 and 1914 are used to test this theory. Mathias earned an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford in 2013 and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Oslo in 2009.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm