16 Events

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JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Crossing the Chasm: Why Now is the Time for Public Interest Technology

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018 | 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A Forum event with

Ash Carter
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, HKS
Former United States Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)

Vanita Gupta
President and CEO, The Leadership Conference

Reid Hoffman
Partner, Greylock Partners
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

Latanya Sweeney
Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Department of Government
Director, Data Privacy Lab, Harvard University
Former Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission

David Eaves (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Seminar - Open to the Public

Technology Innovation & Public Purpose – A HUBweek Event

Tue., Oct. 9, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Innovation Lab

This two hour exploration on the unintended impacts of technology on society will feature a keynote address by Ash Carter, former US Secretary of Defense and now the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Secretary Carter will be followed by a panel discussion of business, government, and academic leaders on how we can work together to ensure the next generation of technologies serve overall human good. Confirmed panelists include David Eaves, Lecturer at HKS and Director of Digital HKS, and Chris Lynch, Founding Director of the Defense Digital Service at the U.S. Department of Defense, Steve Strassmann, Senior Architect at Kyruus and former Chief Technology Officer of Massachusetts, and Laura Manley, Director of the Technology and Public Purpose Project at Harvard's Belfer Center.

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Special Series - Open to the Public

The Fierce Urgency of Now Speaker Series: Secretary Ash Carter - Human Rights and International Security - Some Perspectives from the Pentagon

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Wexner Building, 434 A-B

In the fifteenth talk of the series, Secretary Ash Carter, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, will give a talk titled: Human Rights and International Security - Some Perspectives from the Pentagon.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters ride atop of military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa, Syria.

Erik de Castro/Reuters

JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Defeating ISIS: Inside the Campaign Against a Brutal Enemy

Thu., Oct. 26, 2017 | 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A conversation with Ash Carter, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; United States Secretary of Defense (2015-2017). Moderated by David Gergen, Public Service Professor of Public Leadership & Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Co-Sponsors: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Center for Public Leadership, and the Institute of Politics