Daniel S. Hamilton

Daniel S. Hamilton

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and formerly Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations


  • American Foreign Policy
  • Arms Control and Disarmament
  • Domestic Influences On Foreign Policy
  • American Economic Policy
  • Globalization
  • Elections and Foreign Policy
  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Nation-building and Democratization
  • NATO
  • Nuclear Policy and Proliferation
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • U.S. Congress and Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Homeland Security
  • U.S. Presidency and Foreign Policy
  • German

Background and Education

Past positions include Richard von Weizsäcker Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS, fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, senior diplomatic fellow in the German Foreign Office, executive director, American Consortium on European Union Studies, US deputy assistant secretary of State for European Affairs, US special coordinator for Southeast European stabilization and associate director of the Policy Planning Staff for two secretaries of State, senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and deputy director of the Aspen Institute Berlin; consultant to Microsoft, RAND, National Geographic Society, Business Roundtable and Transatlantic Business Dialogue.

Dr. Hamilton is a member and former chair of the selection committee for the Robert Bosch Foundation fellows program bringing young American professionals to Germany. He has been a member of the academic and advisory boards for a variety of US and European foundations, research institutes and business associations. He testifies regularly before the US Congress and European parliaments, and is a regular commentator for US and international media.

Dr. Hamilton has also taught graduate courses in US foreign policy and US-European relations at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, the University of Innsbruck and the Free University of Berlin.

He has been presented with Germany’s Cross of the Federal Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz); France’s Knighthood of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques; and Sweden’s Knighthood of the Royal Order of the Polar Star. He holds the State Department’s Superior Honor Award.

PhD, American foreign policy, Johns Hopkins SAIS


Dr. Hamilton has authored over 100 books and articles on U.S. foreign, security and economic policy, Europe, and international affairs. His book Rule Makers or Rule Takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, edited with Jacques Pelkmans, was named the Top Go-to Think Tank Policy Book of the year in 2015 by the University of Pennsylvania annual rankings. Selected publications include Domestic Determinants of Foreign Policy in the European Union and the United States (2018); The Transatlantic Digital Economy (2017); The Russia File: Russia and the West in an Unordered World (2017); Eastern Voices: Europe’s East Face an Unsettled West (2017); Forward Resilience (2016); The Eastern Question: Russia, the West and Europe’s Grey Zone (2016); Alliance Revitalized: NATO for a New Era (2016); The Geopolitics of TTIP (2014); Global Flow Security (2015); Advancing U.S.-Nordic-Baltic Security Cooperation (2014); and The Transatlantic Economy (annual editions, 2004-2018).

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Spring 2015