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.
Tao REN is a predoctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at Tsinghua University (THU), and a research fellow at THU's Center for Science, Technology, and Education.
He researches topics related to intergovernmental relationships, collaborative governance, process of decision-making, and social network analysis. His doctoral dissertation analyzes why and how Chinese government departments coordinate with each other in the field of low-carbon policy by conducting social network analysis.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm