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.
Tolu Odumosu is an Associate in the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program. Topically, his research is focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), with particular emphasis on mobile devices and their appropriation, the design and implementation of national telecommunications infrastructure, and the governance of transnational ICT technical standards organizations. Theoretically, most of Dr. Odumosu's work focuses on developing and expanding the notion of "constitutive appropriation" as an analytical framework, geared towards a more robust theory of democratic participation that includes both human and non-human elements.
Tolu was most recently a fellow in the Program on Science, Technology & Society where he completed his Ph.D. dissertation work, which examined Nigeria's adoption and use of mobile communication technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.Eng. from Cornell University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a B.Sc. (Honors) in Electrical Electronics Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm