Ashton B. Carter

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Ashton B. Carter "is Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs and Co-Director of the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. From 1993 to 1996, he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, where he was responsible for national security policy toward the states of the former Soviet Union arms control, countering proliferation worldwide, and oversight of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and missile defense programs. He was twice awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award given by the Pentagon. Before his government service, Dr. Carter was director of the Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School. Dr. Carter received bachelor's degrees in medieval history and in physics from Yale University and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He currently is serving as a member of the Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism."

"Carter is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC; a member of the Advisory Board of MIT Lincoln Laboratories (MIT Lincoln Laboratory); the Draper Laboratory Corporation (Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.); and the Board of Directors of Mitretek Systems, Inc. He is a consultant to Goldman Sachs and the MITRE Corporation on international affairs and technology matters, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences."[1]

Carter is listed as a member of the Defense Science Board in 2001.[2]

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  1. People, Belfer Center, accessed November 18, 2008.