Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton is Senior non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-leads the Johns Hopkins University SAIS postdoctoral program on “The United States, Europe, and World Order,” which is conducted by the SAIS Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, where he is a Senior Fellow. At SAIS he served as Austrian Marshall Plan Professor at SAIS (2012-2020); Richard von Weizsӓcker Professor (2002-2011); Founding Director of the School’s Center for Transatlantic Relations (2001-2019) and Executive Director of the American Consortium for EU Studies (2002-2017). He has also taught at the University of Innsbruck, the Free University of Berlin, and the Hertie School of Governance. He has directed the Global Europe Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, served as Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Richard von Weizsӓcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, and Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Berlin.
He has held a variety of senior diplomatic positions, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs; U.S. Special Coordinator for Southeast European Stabilization; Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff for two U.S. Secretaries of State; and Director for Policy in the Bureau of European Affairs. He testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress and European parliaments, is a regular commentator for European and U.S. media, has served on advisory boards for a dozen foundations, research institutes and business associations, and has authored over 100 books and articles on contemporary international affairs.
He has been presented with Germany’s Cross of the Federal Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz); France’s Knighthood of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques; Poland’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit; and Sweden’s Knighthood of the Royal Order of the Polar Star. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. with distinction from Johns Hopkins SAIS.