Ambassador Kurtzer is currently a Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies, Princeton University.
Daniel C. Kurtzer, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, served as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005. Immediately prior to that, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt.
Ambassador Kurtzer previously served as political officer at the American Embassy in Cairo; as political officer at the American Embassy in Tel Aviv; as Deputy Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs; as a speechwriter on the Policy Planning Staff; as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research.
Ambassador Kurtzer received a B.A. from Yeshiva University in New York and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace sets forth a compelling, interests-based framework for American engagement in the peace process; provides a critical assessment of U.S. diplomacy since the end of the Cold War; and offers a set of ten core “lessons” to guide the efforts of future American negotiators.