Assessing Emergency Response to the 3.11 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Accident in Japan


Friday, October 26, 2012, 12:15pm


S250, 2nd Floor, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Dr. Arnold Howitt, Executive Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Modern Asia Seminar Series, Harvard Asia Center; Co-sponsored with the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and the Program on Crisis Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Watch a video of the presentation here.

About the speaker
Arnold M. Howitt is executive director of the Ash Center, 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 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.