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Kurtzer Named to US State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board

Jun 16, 2014
Eric Wilkens
Woodrow Wilson School
Daniel Kurtzer, the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies and former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel, has been selected to serve on the Foreign Affairs Policy Board (FAPB) at the U.S. Department of State.
“This board, similar to those that advise the secretary of defense and the director of national intelligence, is designed to provide the secretary of state with fresh ideas and perspectives from outside government,” Kurtzer said. “I am very pleased to have been selected to serve and intend to bring new thinking to the many issues on America’s foreign policy agenda.” 
Launched in December 2011, the FAPB provides the secretary of state, the deputy secretaries of state and the director of policy planning with “independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of U.S. foreign policy,” according to the FAPB website
Meeting in a plenary session several times a year, the board is comprised of representatives with a wide range of expertise and backgrounds, including past government service, academia, politics, development and business. 
“Ambassador Kurtzer brings with him extensive experience in foreign policy,” Wilson School Dean Cecilia Rouse said. “His unique perspectives as an ambassador, and as a faculty member, will help to guide the board. The Wilson School congratulates him on his selection.”