Dr. Daniel Nelson
Dr. Daniel N. Nelson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation where his work focuses on European and NATO security, Iraq, homeland security, civil-military relations, and WMD proliferation. He is also President and CEO of Global Concepts & Communications, Inc. based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Prior to joining the Center, Nelson was Senior Vice President at Strategic Partnerships, LLC. He has held senior positions in the United States government. He served as a foreign policy consultant to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) during his 1992 presidential campaign and as Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO) when he was Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. From 1998 to 2002, Nelson worked as a William Foster Fellow on conventional arms negotiations at the Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, as a Scholar-in-Residence at the National Defense University's National Security Education Program, and as curriculum director of Civil-Military Relations at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany.
Nelson has taught at Georgetown University, the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the University of Kentucky. From 1992-1999, he was founding Director and Full Professor in the Graduate Programs in International Studies at Old Dominion University. He served as Editor-in-Chief of International Politics from 1996 through 2003. From 2002 to 2006, he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Haven.
Nelson has written six books and edited or co-edited 20 other volumes. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Nelson holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. and Ph.D in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Romanian and German and is conversant in Polish and Croatian.