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.
**LOCATION CHANGE** Please note the new location: Charles Hotel, Ballroom: 1 Bennett St. Cambridge, MA
His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, in conversation with Nicholas Burns, Director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Faculty Chair, Middle East Initiative and Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School, and David Gergen, Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Service, Harvard Kennedy School.
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Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School as part of the Emirates Leadership Initiative.