Harvard: Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Joins as Senior Fellow

Posted November 7, 2014 at 5:00am

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs announced that “Dr. James N. Miller, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, has joined Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a senior fellow. Miller will lead a project on preventing war among the great powers, which will develop recommendations to deal with changing dynamics of crisis management and escalation control that may arise from the deployment of increasingly advanced military capabilities, including in space and cyberspace.”  

“’From Ukraine and the South China Sea to cyberspace, identifying potential crises between great powers and finding ways to prevent them before they start is one of the Belfer Center’s highest priorities,’ said Director Graham Allison. ‘We are grateful that Jim Miller, one of America’s most seasoned and respected practitioners of national defense strategy, is coming back to the Center where he was once a young postdoc to lead a study of the future of great power conflict.’”  

“As Under Secretary from May 2012 to January 2014, Miller advised Secretaries Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel on strategy, policy, and operations, and served as the department’s deputy for National Security Council policy-making and crisis management. Miller served previously as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under Secretary Robert Gates, guiding reviews of nuclear policy and missile defense, and leading national defense strategies for space and cyberspace. He was awarded the Department of Defense’s highest civilian award, the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, four times.”