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.
Nolan Bowie is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a faculty affiliate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, and a Senior Fellow of the Shorenstein Center. Professor Bowie has also served as an Assistant Special Prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Department of Law, and as Staff Attorney and Executive Director of Citizens Communications Center, a public interest law firm. He has served on advisory panels of the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), served on review panels of applications for National Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (NTIA), and he was Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 7th Annual Telecommunications Policy research Conference (TPRC) and a member to the U.S. Delegation to the World Administrative Radio Conference in 1979 (WARC-79).
For the years 1986–1998, prior to joining the Kennedy faculty, Nolan was an Associate Professor of Communications in the Department of Broadcasting, Mass Media and Telecommunications (BTMM) at Temple University. Nolan Bowie was recently named among thirty-five individuals identified as "High-Tech Heroes Who Work for the Public Good," in a syndicated column published October 1998 in The Los Angeles Times, titled "Digital Nation," by Gary Chapman.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm