NIF Board Member
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 retired in 2005 with the rank of Career Minister.
Since leaving government service, Kurtzer has authored numerous articles on U.S. policy. He 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). Kurtzer served as an advisor to the Iraq Study Group, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo, member of the Board of The Middle East Institute; and as a member of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. He is on the Editorial Board of The Cairo Review of Global Affairs and Israel Studies Review. In 2007, he was named the first Commissioner of the professional Israel Baseball League.
Ambassador Kurtzer received a B.A. from Yeshiva University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.