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Daniel C. Kurtzer, PhD Biography

Lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at Princeton University and former US Ambassador to Egypt and Israel
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“[B]oth the Israelis and Palestinians and the United States will need political courage and determination to maintain focus on achieving the compromises that would underpin a two-state solution.”

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies, Princeton University, 2006-present
  • Commissioner, Israel Baseball League, 2007
  • Career Minister, US Foreign Service, 1979-2005
  • Ambassador to Israel, US Department of State, 2001-2005
  • Ambassador to Egypt, US Department of State, 1997-2001
  • US Representative, Multilateral Refugee Working Group, Madrid Peace Conference, 1991
  • Crafted the Middle East peace initiative of Secretary of State George P. Shultz, 1988
  • Former advisor, Iraq Study Group
  • Former board member, American University in Cairo
  • Former member, New Jersey-Israel Commission
  • Former Dean, Yeshiva College
  • PhD, Columbia University
  • Recipient, President’s Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient, Department of State Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient, National Intelligence Community’s Award for Achievement
  • Recipient, Director General of the Foreign Service Award for Political Reporting