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AP file photo of Harold Brown greeting Margaret Thatcher.

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

Ash Carter: Remembering Harold Brown

| Jan. 05, 2019

Belfer Center Director Ash Carter fondly remembers former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown who died January 4 at the age of 91. Harold Brown, Carter writes, "represented rigor and truth in the grave matter of protecting America, civility and decency in conduct, and adherence to long-standing bipartisan security commitments around the world. These commitments have characterized the department to this day, which gives me great faith in the future." 

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​​​​​​​

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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.

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

D3P Information Operations Technical and Policy Hackathon

The Defending Digital Democracy Project wants your help in solving one of the biggest problems facing democracy and our society—information operations intended to influence domestic opinion, inflame divisions, or undermine trust in institutions. There has been a lot of discussion in the media, academia, and policy circles about the dangers of information operations—like spreading information through fake social media personas to further social divisions and influence public behavior. But we need more than talk to stop this—we need action. That is what this contest is all about.

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter attend the unveiling ceremony for Carter’s official portrait in the Pentagon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.. February 2, 2018 (U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith/Department of Defense). Keywords: Ash Carter, Jim Mattis, portrait, Pentagon, Amber I. Smith, Department of Defense

U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith/Department of Defense


Ash Carter Honored with Official Portrait at Pentagon Ceremony

| Feb. 02, 2018

Ash Carter, America’s 25th Secretary of Defense and Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, was honored with the unveiling of his official portrait at the Pentagon today. At a ceremony featuring current Secretary of Defense James Mattis, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, former Senator Richard Lugar, former member of Congress Jane Harman, British Ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch, and other dignitaries, Carter was recognized for 35 years of extraordinary service to the nation.