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.
Dr. Stig Jarle Hansen works primarily within the fields of organized crime (especially piracy) and religion and politics (including religious terror). He has previously worked at the University of Bath and the NIBR institute in Oslo and headed Norway's only Master's program in international relations. His latest book, Al-Shabaab in Somalia, was critically acclaimed in Foreign Policy and The Economist, amongst others. Hansen is a globally known expert on Islamism in the Horn of Africa and has provided commentary for CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters, CCTV 4, and many other international media outlets.
He will be engaged in research on jihadist war economies during his fellowship, focusing on the war economies of Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm