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Executive Director, Ash Institute
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Arnold M. Howitt is executive director of the Ash Institute with responsibility for coordinating its executive education and research programs. As a faculty member at HKS, he teaches in a number of executive education programs for both the U.S. and international officials. His research focuses on intergovernmental policy and management, including crisis management and emergency preparedness and transportation policy. Howitt is the author of Managing Federalism: Studies in Intergovernmental Relations, and is co-author and co-editor of Managing Crises: Responses to Large-Scale Emergencies, Countering Terrorism: Dimensions of Preparedness, and Perspectives on Management Capacity Building. As an administrator and faculty member at Harvard since 1976, Howitt was executive director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government prior to joining the Ash Institute. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.
The United States now knows that it is vulnerable to terrorist attacks. In Countering Terrorism, experts from such disparate fields as medicine, law, public policy, and international security discuss institutional changes the country must make to protect against future attacks. In these essays, they argue that terrorism preparedness is not just a federal concern, but one that requires integrated efforts across federal, state, and local governments.