“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Bogdan Belei is a Research Associate at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he works with Belfer Center Director and former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. His work focuses on U.S. foreign policy, international security, technology and innovation.
Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Bogdan was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has previously worked at the Center for New American Security and the Council on Foreign Relations. Bogdan graduated with high honors from the University of Michigan, with a double major Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History.