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.
Morgan L. Kaplan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Belfer Center's International Security Program. His research examines the international politics of rebellion with a focus on how insurgent groups use international diplomacy to solicit third-party support. The empirical focus of his research is on Middle East insurgencies, with a specialization in Kurdish and Palestinian politics. He has conducted field work in Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, and the United Kingdom.
He holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm