Dan Senor: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Dan Senor

Foreign Policy & Economic Expert

Until the hand-over of power in Iraq, Dan Senor was the Chief Spokesperson for the U.S.-led Coalition in Iraq and a Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer III, the Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Senor rode into Baghdad on the first convoy of civilians into Iraq from Kuwait, less than two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, and was one of the longest-serving American civilians in Iraq, extending his tour to 15 months, after originally committing to just a 90-day assignment with the Bush Administration. He also spent substantial time in Israel, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan. Working closely with the military under often less-than-ideal conditions, Senor advised the Bush Administration, the Blair Government in the U.K. and Ambassador Bremer on a variety of Iraqi strategic, policy and communication issues, and was the civilian face of the Coalition Authority to Americans, Europeans, Iraqis and the world. No one is better positioned to address this turbulent and revolutionary moment in the Middle East and the Bush Administration's strategy for dealing with the region.

Senor has worked closely with the Bush Administration’s national security team, including Secretaries Rice and Rumsfeld and Generals Abizaid and Sanchez, as well as senior officials throughout the Administration’s foreign policy apparatus. He most recently served as an International Election Monitor based in Kiev and Kirovograd during the Ukrainian election.

Senor grew up in the United States and Canada and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. After graduating from Harvard Business School, Senor worked for the Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm.

Prior to going to Harvard Business School for his MBA, Senor worked as an aide to then-Republican senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan during Abraham’s term in the U.S. Senate. During his time with Senator Abraham, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Senor served as a foreign policy legislative aide, press secretary and communications director.

Senor is a founding partner of Rosemont Capital, a global investment firm and a hedge fund. In 2008, Senor became an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Senor is also frequent contributor to Fox News, providing analysis for national security and foreign affairs issues as well as having hosted two investigative documentaries on Iraq and Iran. He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, and has also authored pieces for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post and The Weekly Standard. Senor is currently writing a book about the economy of Israel and the globalization of the Middle East called Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, due out in November of 2009.

An accomplished speaker—Senor gave more than a hundred press briefings while serving in Iraq—Senor comes to the podium to discuss the current, ever-changing global political situation. Because of Senor’s international policy expertise, specifically on Iraq and Iran, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, America’s renewed engagement with Europe and the tension between Russia and the new Ukraine, he is uniquely positioned to speak to America’s strategy and role in the world for the next four years and how the international community will react.

Senor lives in New York with his wife, CNN Anchor Campbell Brown and their son.

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  • The Global War on Terror

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