Alan Curtis is the president and CEO of the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that identifies, funds, and replicates solution ventures to assist children and families in America’s inner cities. Dr. Curtis was the executive director of President Carter's Interagency Urban and Regional Policy Group, served as urban policy adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and later administered the $43 million employment and crime prevention demonstration program in public housing that was part of President Carter’s National Urban Policy. Earlier, he was co-director of the Crimes of Violence Task Force of President Johnson's National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. He is author, co-author, or editor of 14books and Foundation reports. Dr. Curtis has 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.