Douglas C. Ahlers

Co-Founder at Recupera Chile

Douglas C. Ahlers

Douglas C. Ahlers

Co-Founder at Recupera Chile


Douglas Ahlers
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Doug Ahlers, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, teaches courses on the management of disaster recovery and community and urban development. He is Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Broadmoor Project, a collaborative redevelopment effort between the Katrina-devastated Broadmoor New Orleans neighborhood and the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is cofounder of the Recupera Chile project that works with three devastated coastal communities in Chile that are recovering from an earthquake and tsunami. He is cofounder of the Acting-In-Time Advance Recovery Project which works with the City and County of San Francisco and with the City of Los Angeles in advance of a disaster to prepare them to recover faster after a disaster strikes. Ahlers has been a Fellow at the Preventative Defense Project at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, and a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. Mr. Ahlers is the cofounder of Modem Media (now Publicis Modem) and is on the Smithsonian Institution's National Board. He attended Bard College at Simon's Rock and received his BA from URI and MJ from LSU.

Career Highlights

Recupera Chile

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Dean Council at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Co-Chairman & Co-Founder at Syntel, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City at Emaar Properties PJSC

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Executive Director, Harvard Electricity Policy Group at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Executive Director for Research at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Executive Director of Women & Public Policy Program at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Associate Dean & Chief Information Officer at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Director of MPA & ID Program, Degree Programs at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Director, Kennedy School Negotiation Project at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Director, National Security Program at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Co-Founder at Recupera Chile

Bard College, founded in 1860 as St. Stephen's College, is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Bard's rural main campus is located near the town of Red Hook. The campus overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains and is within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Bard's Annandale campus serves as an important regional cultural institution. Both the CCS Hessel Museum of Contemporary Art and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts are located on campus. The college also hosts two acclaimed annual arts festivals, Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival.


Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (most often referred to as Louisiana State University or LSU) is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[7] The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, and consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.


The University of Rhode Island (commonly referred to as URI) is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island. Its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Additionally, smaller campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Providence, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich.

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Prior - 2005

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars, and between them and the public. Through teaching and research at the Kennedy School of Government and its program of visiting fellows, conferences and initiatives, the Center is at the forefront of its area of inquiry.

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The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

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William J. Clinton Foundation works to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protects the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens. The foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity & economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.


Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

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Former Senator from New York


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

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