History Department
History Department

Daniel J. Samet



I research American foreign relations in general and post-WWII policy toward the Middle East in particular. Before coming to UT, I worked in Washington at the Atlantic Council and the National Endowment for Democracy. I hold an M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a B.A. magna cum laude in History and French and Francophone Studies from Davidson College, where I was a Phi Beta Kappa initiate and a member of the cross country and track and field teams.  

I'm particularly interested in how history can help policymakers do their jobs better. To that end, I have written for a number of non-academic outlets, including The Wall Street JournalForeign Policy, and The National Interest, among others. Here on campus, I'm a Graduate Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security and a member of our chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society.       

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