Daniel C. Kurtzer

Daniel C. Kurtzer

Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. During a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Kurtzer served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. He also served as a speechwriter and member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff; as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. 

Kurtzer is the co-author of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East (2008), co-author of The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011(2013), and editor of Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (2012). He currently serves as a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board and previously served as an advisor to the Iraq Study Group. In 2007, he was named the first Commissioner of the professional Israel Baseball League.

Ambassador Kurtzer received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. 

Selected Articles

May 16, 2017 - Why Trump’s Loose Lips May Be ‘Extraordinarily Dangerous’ — To Israel And Us Read more: http://forward.com/opinion/372155/why-trumps-loose-lips-may-be-extraordinarily-dangerous-to-israel-and-us/ - The Forward
December 16, 2016 - Donald Trump’s Israel Ambassador Pick Is Hazardous to Peace - New York Times
October 31, 2016 - Sleight of Hand: Israel, Settlements, and Unauthorized Outposts - Middle East Institute
September 29, 2016 - Hawk to Dove, Pro-settlements to Pro-peace: Shimon Peres Was It All - Haaretz
August 3, 2016 - Israel’s Government Hawks and Military Doves - Project Syndicate
January 29, 2016 - Nothing beats the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians Brookings Institution
November 2, 2015 - 7 Steps to an Effective U.S. Peace Policy - The National Interest

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Advancing a dignified Israeli-Palestinian peace, an end to occupation and mutual security for both peoples. Presenting policymakers in the United States, MENA and the broader international community with analysis and policy options to promote de-escalation and prevent and resolve conflicts in the region. Guided by an eminent international board and senior advisors.