Ashton Carter

Co-Director at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter

Co-Director at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

Overview
Career Highlights

U.S. Department of Defense

RelSci Relationships

13425

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1955 - Philadelphia, PA, United States

Age

65

Number of Awards

5

Relationships
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Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Executive Vice Chair at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group at The Aspen Institute, Inc.

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Director, Climate Agreements Program at Harvard University

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Special Partner at Esplanade Capital LLC

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at Council on Foreign Relations

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President at Council on Foreign Relations

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Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy at Council on Foreign Relations

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Vice Chairman at Resources for the Future, Inc.

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Professor Emeritus of Elective Politics at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Ashton Carter
Co-Director at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
Education
Bachelor's in Physics, summa cum laude
Class of 1976

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Attendee
Class of 1972
PhD in Theoretical Physics

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

TO ADVANCE AND DIFFUSE THE KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICS.

Member
Current

Since its founding in 1966, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations has remained at the forefront of the dynamic Sino-American relationship by encouraging constructive dialogue, fostering face-to-face interaction and the forthright exchange of ideas and educating Americans and Chinese about the realities of each other's countries.

Career History
Co-Director
2017 - Current

The Belfer Center is the hub of the Harvard Kennedy School's research, teaching, and training in international security affairs, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy. In 2014, the Belfer Center was ranked the world's #1 University Affiliated Think Tank by University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Secretary, Independent Director
Current

Delta Air Lines, Inc. engages in the provision of scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. It operates through the Airline and Refinery segments. The Airline segment provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Refinery segment consists of jet fuel and non-jet fuel products. The company was founded by Collett Everman Woolman in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Secretary of Defense
2015 - 2017

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe. The Department’s physical plant is huge by any standard, consisting of more than several hundred thousand individual buildings and structures located at more than 5,000 different locations or sites. When all sites are added together, the Department of Defense utilizes over 30 million acres of land.

Boards & Committees
Member, Committee on Science & Technology for Countering Terrorism
2001 - 2002

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Member, Advisory Board
Prior

Draper is a not-for-profit research and development laboratory focused on the design, development, and deployment of advanced technological solutions for our nation’s most challenging and important problems in security, space exploration, healthcare, and energy. Our expertise includes the areas of guidance, navigation, and control systems; fault-tolerant computing; advanced algorithms and software solutions; modeling and simulation; and MEMS and multichip module technology. What We Do With a strong commitment to delivering working solutions to our sponsors, we apply our expertise to a variety of domains, including autonomous air, land, sea, and space systems; information integration; distributed sensors and networks; precision-guided munitions; and biomedical engineering; chemical/biological defense; and energy system modeling and management. When appropriate for the needs of our sponsors, we will work with commercial partners to transition our technology to commercial production.

Member of the Advisory Board
Prior

MIT Lincoln Laboratory provides research and development services. Its research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as system prototyping and demonstration. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Lexington, MA.

Member, International Security Advisory Board
2006 - 2008

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Member
Prior - 2001

The Defense Science Board (or DSB) is a committee of civilian experts appointed to advise the U.S. Department of Defense on scientific and technical matters. It was established in 1956 on the recommendation of the second Hoover Commission.

Member
1997 - 2001
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $10K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

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2010

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$2,300
2008

Former Senator from New York

$4,600
2008

Former President of United States

$2,300
2007

Former Senator from New York

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Advisors
Advisor

Former Senior Military Assistant to Ashton B. Carter at U.S. Department of Defense

Awards & Honors
Rhodes Scholarship
CIA - Distinguished Intelligence Medal
United States Junior Chamber - Ten Outstanding Young Americans
Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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