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Daniel Kurtzer

Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies, Princeton University; and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel

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 is the co-author of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East (2008) and the forthcoming The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace. Ambassador Kurtzer received a B.A. from Yeshiva University and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

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