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.
Daniel Sobelman's research interests lie in the growing phenomenon of asymmetrical conflicts, involving states and non-state actors. Currently, his primary focus is Israel's conflict with the Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip. Prior to joining the Belfer Center's International Security Program, Daniel was an analyst for the U.S. Government's Open Source Center. He is also a former Arab Affairs Correspondent for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. In 2015–2016, he is also an Israel Institute postdoctoral fellow.
Dr. Sobelman holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as Master's and Bachelor's degrees in the History of the Middle East, obtained from Tel Aviv University, Israel.Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 11:29am