Topics: International Relations
Regional focus: Europe
North America
Russia and Eurasia
Origin: United States
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Daniel S. Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Europe Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He is also a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he co-directs the School’s postdoctoral program on “The United States, Europe and World Order” together with the School’s Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs. He was Founding Director of the School's Center for Transatlantic Relations and Executive Director of the American Consortium on EU Studies. 

He has had a long cooperative relationship with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Between 2002 and 2010 he served as the Richard von Weizsäcker Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS, also with support from the Robert Bosch Stiftung. In 2008 he served as the first Robert Bosch Foundation Senior Diplomatic Fellow in the German Foreign Office.

He has been a senior U.S. diplomat, serving as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State; U.S. Coordinator for Southeast European Stabilization; Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff for two Secretaries of State; Policy Director in the Bureau of European Affairs; and policy advisor to the U.S. Ambassador and Embassy in Germany. He has also taught at the Hertie School of Governance, the Free University of Berlin, and the University of Innsbruck. He has been a consultant to a variety of U.S. and European think tanks, foundations, and corporations.

Recent publications include The Transatlantic Economy (2021); The Arctic and World Order (2020); Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World (2019); Open Door: NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security After the Cold War (2019); and Europe Whole and Free: Vision and Reality (2019).

Last Updated: 2020