Ben Smilowitz

  • Disaster Accountability Project

  • The Edwin Cohen Community Steward Award Recipient, 2018

  • 2008 Global Fellow

Ben Smilowitz
  • Disaster Accountability Project

  • The Edwin Cohen Community Steward Award Recipient, 2018

  • 2008 Global Fellow

bold idea

Strengthen the nation’s disaster management systems through public accountability, citizen oversight and empowerment, whistle-blower engagement, and policy research.

Personal Bio

Soon after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Ben Smilowitz directly witnessed the failed response as the manager of a Red Cross Client Service Center in Gulfport, MS. With a background in civic engagement and issue campaigns, Ben started DAP to confront the root causes of the bungled disaster response. Ben received a BA in Political Science and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Washington University in St. Louis and is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

  • Issue Area ?

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    Public Service and Civic Engagement

  • Organization/Fellow Location ?

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    Rockville, USA

  • Impact Location ?

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  • Organization Structure ?

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    Nonprofit

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