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Photo of the World Trade Center flag presented to friends and family of 9/11 victims at a memorial ceremony Sept. 11, 2013.

(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

6 Former Secretaries of Defense: We must memorialize the fallen in the global war on terrorism

| Sep. 08, 2021

In a Washington Post op-ed on 9/8/2021, six former Secretaries of Defense, including Ash Carter - now Director of the Belfer Center - urge Congress and President Biden to support legislation that would authorize construction of a National Global War on Terrorism Memorial.

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Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Ash Carter Congratulates Nicholas Burns on Nomination as U.S. Ambassador to China

| Aug. 24, 2021

In a note to colleagues and friends, Belfer Center Director Ash Carter congratulated the Belfer Center's Nicholas Burns on his nomination by President Biden to serve as Ambassador to China. 

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Launches the Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative

| Aug. 05, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are launching the Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative (DIGI), a joint initiative to convene a range of stakeholders across government, business, and civil society to address the growing public concerns about digital platforms.

Report - Technology and Public Purpose

Building a 21st Century Congress: A Playbook for Modern Technology Assessment

| June 2021

How can United States policymakers better understand the next generation of emerging technologies and their societal implications? How can we make more educated decisions on the basic and applied research needed to solve the next generation of emerging threats? 

The 117th Congress and the Biden Administration must urgently address these questions to protect the lives and livelihoods of those living in the United States.

Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center Annual Report 2020

| January 2021

This has been an emotional year. Like you, I suspect, I have felt gratitude for front-line health care workers, grocery store clerks, and other essential workers who put themselves at risk while taking care of us; anger at the elected officials who failed to lead the nation through the pandemic with competence or compassion; and sorrow for those we have lost, too often without getting to say a proper goodbye.

Along with these emotions, though, I find myself feeling hope. Because for all the challenges we face, we also see the promise of a better tomorrow. I am proud to be leading a Center that is dedicated to building a more secure, peaceful world. And I am grateful to be working with colleagues who are committed to building a better future, together.