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.
Nathan Fleming is interested in natural resource economics and security studies: Specifically, he is interested in understanding how access to natural resources affects national security and potentially drives conflict. He also has a related interest in manufacturing firm strategies for securing critical materials. He is currently a doctoral student in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He began his career as a mechanical engineer; he designed aircraft engines at General Electric for 5 years before returning to school to earn SM degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Technology & Policy at MIT.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 4:59pm