Daniel Schneiderman

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2019

Deputy U.S. Program Director, International Crisis Group

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Daniel Schneiderman is currently the Deputy U.S. Program Director at International Crisis Group, where he examines how the United States plays a role in conflict and conflict prevention globally. He works across regional and functional issue lines, having undertaken research and writing on topics impacting conflict ranging from the U.S. refugee admissions program to Yemen's civil war.

Daniel previously held a number of positions in the U.S. government while a career civil servant, including his time at the National Security Council as the Director for Yemen under Presidents Obama and Trump. Immediately prior, Daniel was the Special Assistant in the Department of State's Bureau of Counterterrorism, where he advised the Coordinator for Counterterrorism on world-wide counterterrorism strategy, policy, and operations. He also spent two and a half years working on the Syria Desk at the State Department where he handled counterterrorism, chemical weapons, and political-military issues, and had an assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff's J-5 Directorate of Strategy, Plans, and Policy covering Yemen and Oman. Daniel is an alumni of the Presidential Management Fellowship. He has also worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

Daniel holds a BA in Political Science from George Washington University and an MA in International Relations and International Economics with a concentration in Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also attended the SAIS Bologna Center.