Daniel L. Byman

Professor at Georgetown University and Research Director of the Saban Center at Brookings Institution

Daniel Byman is a Senior Fellow at the Saban Center. He is Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies and an associate professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has held positions with the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (the "9/11 Commission"), the Joint 9/11 Inquiry and Senate Intelligence Committees, the RAND Corporation, and the U.S. government. He writes widely on issues related to U.S. national security, terrorism, and the Middle East. His latest book is Deadly Connections: State Sponsorship of Terrorism.

For more information, visit Daniel Byman at Brookings.

EXPERTISE:

Middle East security; terrorism

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