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.
Pierpaolo is Executive Director at Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical consulting firm, and is head strategist of Brevan Howard Argentina, the largest Argentina-dedicated fund.
Originally from Argentina, Pierpaolo graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He conducted research with the support of the Weatherhead Center for International Studies, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and the Real Colegio Complutense. His senior honors thesis was awarded the Thomas T. Hoopes ’19 prize.
He was elected Lt. Charles Henry Fiske III Harvard-Cambridge scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded an MPhil in Economic and Social History and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
In 2011-2013, he was Ernest May Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and Strategic Advisor at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). He is also special advisor to the Berggruen Council on the Future of Europe.
His first book, Hitler’s Shadow Empire: The Nazis and the Spanish Civil War, was published in the USA, UK, Spain, Latin America, and Italy.
Pierpaolo’s journalism has been featured in The New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, New Republic and El País.
Pierpaolo also worked for Goldman Sachs, Soros Fund Management, and Bridgewater Associates.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm