News Release

Ivo H. Daalder Joins Brookings as Visiting Fellow

October 9, 1998

The Brookings Institution is pleased to announce that Ivo H. Daalder, expert on European security and U.S. foreign policy, is joining Brookings as a visiting fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program.

While at Brookings, Daalder will be finishing his book Getting to Dayton: The Making of America’s Bosnia Policies in 1995. In addition, he will be conducting research on the National Security Council and U.S. foreign policymaking, examining the history of the NSC and how the NSC should be organized for the 21st century. He will also organize a study group of prominent current and former officials, scholars and other experts to examine NATO’s future mission in order to provide recommendations in time for the Alliance’s 50th anniversary in April 1999.

“As we near the new millennium, it’s time to evaluate how America is deciding its security priorities and contributing to the world’s regional security institutions,” said Brookings President Michael H. Armacost. “Ivo will make a major contribution to that dialogue.”

“Ivo Daalder comes to Brookings with valuable government experience, great range, and a capacity for keen analysis. His work in two areas—the making of American foreign policy and European security—promises to be influential and instructive,” said Richard Haass, director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Daalder comes to Brookings from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs, where he is an associate professor and Director of Research of its Center for International and Security Studies. From 1995 until 1997, 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. Daalder currently serves as executive co-director of the Twentieth Century Task Force on Government Organization of Foreign Policy.

Daalder’s most recent publications include The United States and Europe in the Global Arena (1998) co-authored with Fran Burwell; “Bosnia After SFOR: Options for Continued U.S. Engagement,” Survival (1997); and “Fear and Loathing in the Former Yugoslavia” and “The United States and Military Intervention in Internal Conflict,” both in International Dimensions of Internal Conflict (1996). His writings have also appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The International Herald Tribune.

Daalder holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in addition to being educated at Oxford and Georgetown University. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Science and International Affairs and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He is the recipient of a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs and an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations.

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