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.
Professor Randall Schweller focuses on theories of world politics, international security, and strategic studies. He is the author of Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power (Princeton University Press, 2006) and Deadly Imbalances: Tripolarity and Hitler's Strategy of World Conquest ; as well as articles in journals such as World Politics , International Studies Quarterly , International Security , American Political Science Review , American Journal of Political Science , Review of International Studies , and Security Studies. He is currently a member of the editorial board of International Security. In 1993, he received a John M. Olin Post-Doctoral Fellowship in National Security at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006).
“Unanswered Threats: A Neoclassical Realist Theory of Underbalancing.” International Security, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Fall 2004), pp. 159-201.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 5:15pm