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.
Susan Lynch is the Program Assistant for the International Security Program and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program web manager.
She received a B.S. in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984. Previously, she was an Operating Room pharmacy technician at Boston Medical Center. She has also worked as a freelance copy editor and proofreader for the Belfer Center Studies in International Security book series.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm