Dr. Daniel Katz

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Dr. Daniel Katz serves as Coordinator, Programs and Curriculum of the Diplomacy Institute. In this role, he advances the planning, organization, content production, and facilitation of diplomatic programs and activities. Dr. Katz coordinates with external commercial and governmental organizations to design, execute, monitor, and support diplomatic programs, course options, and non-traditional learning opportunities.  

Since 2019, he has held an appointment as a nonresident scholar for the China Studies Program at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. Current research focuses on defense diplomacy and is the subject of his book Defence Diplomacy: Strategic Engagement and Interstate Conflict (Routledge, 2020). Dr. Katz has previous affiliations with the U.S. Department of State, the Center for a New American Security, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies–Asia. He has written extensively on diplomacy, global security issues, as well as U.S.-China relations.  

Dr. Katz holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, a double Master of Science degree in International Affairs from Peking University and the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in International Studies and Classics from Yale University.