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.
Wei Peng researches integrating air quality, water, and climate concerns into the energy strategy in the developing world. At the Belfer Center, her research focuses on facilitating China's carbon mitigation efforts by domestic air pollution concerns.
She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Peking University, China. She was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 2:39pm