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

Carter: Shaping Change for Good

| Summer 2018

Disruptive technological change cannot be stopped, but it can—and must—be shaped for overall human good. This semester, Belfer Center Director Ash Carter joined forces with Frank Doyle, Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, to launch a Faculty Working Group on Technology for Governance and Governance for Technology tackling this issue.

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

From The Director

| Summer 2018

At many research centers, the mission is found only on an “About Us” page. In our case, the mission is embedded right in our name: the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The and there is critical. It reflects not a divided research portfolio but rather a singular convergence of the two realms that have the most power to shape humanity’s course—for better or worse—this century.

Belfer Center Director Ash Carter, right, speaks with The Asia Group's Richard Verma, left, a former U.S. ambassador to India, and Kurt M. Campbell, center, a Belfer Center Senior Fellow and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and the Pacific, for The Tea Leaves podcast. (Credit: The Asia Group)

The Asia Group

News - The Tea Leaves

Ash Carter Discusses China, India, and Strategy on The Asia Group's "Tea Leaves" Podcast

| Apr. 16, 2018

Belfer Center Director Ash Carter joined Kurt M. Campbell and Richard Verma of The Asia Group on "The Tea Leaves" podcast to discuss his tenure at the Pentagon, the dynamism of the Indo-Pacific, and the challenges the United States faces in the region. Carter drew on his 35-year career working on defense and technology to hone in on critical issues, including the rise of China, strategy and policymaking, and partnering with India.

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Press Release - Dutton

Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to Write Inside Account of America's Defense

| April 2018

Renowned statesman, technologist, and manager Ash Carter has helped to shape and lead America’s defense for 35 years. Today, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced that the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense will share his story of fighting – and winning – some of America’s most consequential battles in a new retrospective, Inside the Five-Sided Box: How America’s Defense Works – And What to Do When It Doesn’t.

Defending Digital Democracy “Hackathon” finalists with Belfer Center Director and former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter​​​​​​​

Benn Craig/Belfer Center


National Student Hackathon Showcases Innovative Proposals to Thwart Cyberattacks and Information Operations

| March 30, 2018

“Honey bots” that counter malicious bots. An app called Sanity Check. Cyber Security Bonds. And technology that breaks the grip of online echo chambers. Those are just some of the ideas that college students from around the country presented Thursday in Cambridge as part of the Defending Digital Democracy Project’s first-ever Information Operations Technical and Policy Hack-a-thon.