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.
Scott R. Anderson is an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Research Fellow with the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. He previously served as an Attorney-Adviser with the U.S. Department of State, where he advised policymakers on legal issues relating to various aspects of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa. From 2012–2013, he was the Embassy Legal Adviser for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. He is also a former law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and holds degrees from the Yale Law School and the University of Virginia.
Mr. Anderson's primary research focus is on the intersection of law and policy in the areas of foreign relations and national security. Among other topics, he is currently writing on strategic approaches for engaging with questions of foreign domestic law.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm