Daniel Schatz is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He recently completed tenure as Visiting Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, researching European and Middle Eastern Politics. Schatz graduated with a Masters Degree in Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies and Human Rights Studies from the University of Lund and completed studies in International Relations and Middle Eastern Politics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and New York University. He will be a Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies this fall. A specialist in government relations, international affairs and political communication, Schatz’s professional appointments include positions as Political and Public Affairs Advisor at the European Parliament, the Canadian Embassy in Sweden and the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. He was a trainee at the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Headquarters. Schatz serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations, has held numerous positions in the governing Swedish Liberal Party and was nominated as a Candidate for Sweden’s Parliament in 2006 and 2010. He is an editorial page contributor in Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s largest and most influential dailies. His articles and opinion pieces on contemporary international affairs appear regularly in leading European and international newspapers. Schatz has been involved in a number of international inter-religious/cultural initiatives promoting dialogue between religious, political and civil society representatives from the three Abrahamic religions in Europe, the Middle East and North America. He speaks Swedish, English, Polish, German, Hebrew, and Russian and learns Arabic.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Politics, Diplomacy and Global Economy
Areas of Expertise: Women Empowerment
Country of Origin: Sweden
City of Residency: New York, U.S.A.