Henry S. Rowen

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Henry S. Rowen was appointed on February 12, 2004, by President George W. Bush to be one of the "final two members of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction." [1]


Rowen's Hoover Institution Bio

Henry S. Rowen is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a "professor of public policy and management emeritus at the university's Graduate School of Business and a member Stanford University's Asia/Pacific Research Center ... Rowen is an expert on international security, economic development, Asian economics and politics, as well as U.S. institutions and economic performance. His current research focuses on economic growth prospects for the developing world, political and economic change in East Asia, and the tenets of federalism."[2]

Rowen was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the U.S. Department of Defense (1989-1991) and chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1981-1983). Rowen served as President of the RAND Corporation (1967-1972) and was Assistant Director, U.S. Bureau of the Budget (1965-1966). He is a member of the Department of Defense's Defense Policy Board.[3]

Publications include: The Silicon Valley Edge: A Habitat for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which he coedited (2000); Behind East Asian Growth: The Political and Social Foundations of Prosperity (1998); and Defense Conversion, Economic Reform, and the Outlook for the Russian and Ukrainian Economies (1994), which he co-edited with Hoover fellow Charles Wolf and Jeanne Zlotnick.[4]

Articles include: "The Short March: China's Road to Democracy," National Interest (fall 1996); "Inchon in the Desert: My Rejected Plan," National Interest (summer 1995); "The Tide underneath the 'Third Wave,'" Journal of Democracy (January 1995); and "Vietnam Made Him," National Interest (winter 1995/96). His chapter titled "World Wealth Expanding: Why a Rich, Democratic and (Perhaps) Peaceful Era Is Ahead," was published in Landau, Taylor, and Wright, eds., The Mosaic of Economic Growth (Stanford University Press, 1996).[5]


Rowen's Stanford University Bio

In 1972, Rowen was appointed professor of public management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Between 1981 and 1983, he took leave to serve as chairman of the National Intelligence Council.[6]

Rowen returned to Stanford in 1983 as a professor of public management at the Graduate School of Business. At the same time was appointed a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution. In 1986, while continuing as a Hoover fellow, he was appointed to the Edward B. Rust Professorship of Public Policy and Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.[7]

Rowen was responsible for European policy issues as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, a position to which he was appointed in 1961 and served until 1964. In 1960, he became a research associate at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. From 1949 to 1950, Rowen was a management intern for the Barnsdall Oil Company and was an economist for the RAND Corporation from 1950 to 1953 and again from 1955 to 1960.[8]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1925, he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949 and a master's in economics from Oxford University in 1955.[9]


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