Dan Senor

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

About the Speaker

Daniel Senor, an expert on Iraq, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and Middle East and Persian Gulf geopolitics, security, and economics, is adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Senor is an analyst for Fox News and a founding partner of Rosemont Capital. He is the author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle (TwelveBooks, 2009).

From 2003 to 2004, Senor served in the administration of George W. Bush, as a Pentagon and White House adviser based in Doha, Qatar at U.S. Central Command Forward, and later based in Kuwait and Iraq, where he worked for both the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). He was chief spokesman and senior adviser for the Coalition. One of the longest serving civilians in Iraq, Senor was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Previously, Senor was a foreign policy and communications adviser in the U.S. Senate. He writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal and has also authored pieces for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Post, and The Weekly Standard.

Senor completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He later attended Harvard Business School, where he completed his MBA.