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Harvard Voices in Leadership Webcast: Leadership on Health in the Department of Defense

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership program will feature “Leadership on Health in the Department of Defense,” a live webcast conversation with Dr. Ash Carter, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:00-12:30 pm ET. Dr. Carter served as the 25th Secretary of Defense. For over 35 years inside government under presidents of both political parties as well as in the private sector, Dr. Carter has leveraged his extraordinary experience in national security, technology, and innovation to defend the U.S. and make a better world. He served as Defense Secretary from 2015 to 2017.  Leading the largest organization in the world with more than three million civilian and military employees and an annual budget of more than half a trillion dollars, Dr. Carter became known for his savvy leadership and for ensuring that the Pentagon thought “outside its five-sided box.” At a time of global change and congressional gridlock, Dr. Carter transformed the way the Defense Department fought adversaries, stood with allies and partners, planned and budgeted, partnered with private enterprises, and managed its talent. As Secretary, Dr. Carter advised President Obama and transformed the department’s strategic thinking and operations on critical global challenges and across the domains of armed conflict – not just sea and air and land, but also in space and cyberspace.  He changed the trajectory of the military campaign to deliver ISIL a lasting defeat, coordinating a global coalition of dozens of nations, simultaneously conducting operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and beyond, and eliminating ISIL’s leaders and plotters. Send leadership questions for consideration to be asked during the webcast to @VoicesHSPH using #VoicesHSPH or by email to voices@hsph.harvard.edu. On demand video will be posted following the event at hsph.me/Carter. The Voices in Leadership webcast series at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites leaders to speak about their career experiences in global health. Participants share solutions that were effective, choices that failed, and which decisions, if any, could have been made differently. All sessions are available online via video with interactive downloadable transcripts, and via podcast.