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.
Paul Fraioli is a Ph.D. candidate in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Wilson Scholar at Magdalene College. His research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and aspects of U.S. strategy-making toward China since the normalization of relations in 1979. More broadly, he is interested in the subfields of international relations, strategic studies, and in the use of history to inform policy analysis.
Fraioli previously worked as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Affairs, as a Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations in the U.S. Congress, as a researcher for Leslie H. Gelb at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a research associate in foreign policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.
He graduated from Amherst College, where he studied English and classics, and received a master's degree in international security policy from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm