Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer

 

 Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer
Lecturer and Professor in Middle East
Policy Studies
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs
Princeton University
United States

 

Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer (elected in 2009) served as US Ambassador to Egypt from 1997 to 2001, and as US Ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005. He is presently the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. During 29 years in the US Foreign Service, Ambassador Kurtzer held a number of senior policy and diplomatic positions, including deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research. 

Throughout his career, Ambassador Kurtzer was intimately involved in Middle East peace negotiations and the formulation of US policy in the Middle East. He is co-author of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East, co-author of The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011, and editor of Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, as well as numerous articles and op eds.  He received his PhD from Columbia University.