Daniel Benjamin was a nonresident senior fellow at the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program and the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Prior to joining the Dickey Center in 2012, Benjamin served as ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department. In that position, he was the principal advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on counterterrorism. Benjamin was the longest serving coordinator for counterterrorism since that position was created, and during his tenure, the Office of the Coordinator was elevated to become the Bureau of Counterterrorism.
Former Brookings Expert