Daniel Serwer

Senior Fellow
Mediterranean Basin, Middle East, and Gulf Initiative

Professor Daniel Serwer (PhD Princeton, MS Chicago, BA Haverford) directs the Conflict Management and American Foreign Policy Programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Affiliated with the Middle East Institute, he is the author of Righting the Balance:  How You Can Help Protect America Potomac Books (2013) and From War to Peace: the Balkans, the Middle East, and Ukraine (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019).

Formerly vice president at the United States Institute of Peace, he led teams on rule of law, religion, economics, media, technology, security sector governance, and gender as well as work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and the Balkans. He served as Executive Director of the Hamilton/Baker Iraq Study Group, worked on preventing conflict in Iraq, and facilitated dialogue between Serbs and Albanians.

As a minister-counselor at the Department of State, Serwer directed the office of European intelligence and research and served as Special Envoy for the Bosnian Federation, mediating between Croats and Muslims to produce the first agreement at the Dayton peace talks. He was deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at U.S. Embassy in Rome through the end of the Cold War and the first Gulf War.