ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Dan Senor

Dan Senor

Author, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Dan Senor is a bestselling author, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and an investor with a New York-based global investment fund.

He has been involved in public policy, politics, and business for over 15 years. His most recent government position was in the Administration of George W. Bush, where Mr. Senor served as chief spokesman and senior adviser to the Coalition in Iraq. One of the longest-serving civilian officials in Iraq, he was awarded the highest civilian honor by the Pentagon.

He also served as a Pentagon adviser to U.S. Central Command in Qatar and before that as a foreign policy and communications adviser in the U.S. Senate, serving then-U.S. Senator (and former U.S. Energy Secretary) Spencer Abraham (R-MI); he has also advised a number of candidates for U.S. Senate. During the 2008 presidential election, Mr. Senor was a senior foreign policy adviser to Governor Mitt Romney.

Mr. Senor’s analytical pieces are frequently published by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, Time and Newsweek. He recently co- authored Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle (Twelve Books, 2009), a New York Times Business Bestseller.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Senor lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

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