Alan Curtis

President, Eisenhower Foundation

Alan Curtis, President of the Eisenhower Foundation, co-authored the Crimes of Violence Task Force Report of President Lyndon Johnson’s National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. He was Executive Director of President Jimmy Carter’s interagency Urban and Regional Policy Group and Urban Policy Advisor to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Patricia Roberts Harris, the first African American woman to be appointed a Cabinet Secretary. Dr. Curtis has led human rights delegations to Tibet, Uyghur East Turkestan and China – and police reform delegations to Japan. He has authored, edited or co-edited many books – including Healing Our Divided Society; Locked in the Poorhouse; Patriotism, Democracy and Common Sense; American Violence and Public Policy; Criminal Violence; and Violence, Race and Culture. Dr. Curtis presently is replicating evidence based youth development models like Quantum Opportunities in American cities. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard, an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of London and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Urban Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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