Ivo H. Daalder

Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution

Ivo H. Daalder is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

He is a frequent commentator on current affairs and his writings have appeared in numerous journals and the opinion pages of leading U.S. and European newspapers.

Prior to joining Brookings, Mr. Daalder was associate professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs, where he was also director of research at the Center for International and Security Studies.

A specialist in American foreign policy, European security, and national security affairs, Mr. Daalder has authored ten books, including (with James M. Lindsay) America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy, due out this fall.

In 1995-96, he served as director for European Affairs on President Clinton’s National Security Council staff, where he was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward Bosnia.

Mr. Daalder was educated at Oxford and Georgetown Universities — and received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ivo Daalder was born in the Hague, the Netherlands, in 1960. He is married to Elisa D. Harris, and they and their two sons live in the Washington, D.C. area.

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