Daniel Serwer is a Senior Research Professor of Conflict Management, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Formerly vice president for centers of peacebuilding innovation at the United States Institute of Peace (2009-10), he led teams there working on rule of law, religion, economics, media, technology, security sector governance and gender. He was also vice president for peace and stability operations at USIP (1998-2009), where he led its peacebuilding work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and the Balkans and served as Executive Director of the Hamilton/Baker Iraq Study Group. Serwer has worked on preventing inter-ethnic and sectarian conflict in Iraq and has facilitated dialogue between Serbs and Albanians in the Balkans.
Serwer was a minister-counselor at the Department of State, serving from 1994 to 1996 as U.S. special envoy and coordinator for the Bosnian Federation, mediating between Croats and Muslims and negotiating the first agreement reached at the Dayton peace talks. From 1990 to 1993, he was deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, where he led a major diplomatic mission through the end of the Cold War and the first Gulf War.
He is the author of Righting the Balance: How You Can Help Protect America (Potomac, 2013). He blogs at www.peacefare.net and tweets @DanielSerwer.
BA at Haverford College; MS in Chemistry at University of Chicago; MA at Princeton University; PhD in History at Princeton University
Italian, French, Portuguese
Countries of Expertise
Europe, North Africa, Middle East
Issues of Expertise
American foreign policy, energy, conflict management, post-war reconstruction, nonviolent conflict, nuclear and missile nonproliferation